The Phillies have re-signed 38-year old righty reliever Jose Contreras to a 2-year contract worth $5.5 million bucks. Contreras pitched in 67 games (0 starts) for the Phillies last season and he was 6-4 with 4 saves, a 3.34 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. He only walked 16 batters in 56 2/3 innings last season while whiffing 57 batters as he was very solid in his first season as a full time reliever. Contreras has now pitched in 258 games (175 starts) in his 8 years in the majors and he is 77-67 with 4 saves, a 4.55 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. I like this signing for the Phillies as Contreras is pretty nasty as a reliever.