Matt Capps To The Phils?

14 12 2009

The decision by the Pittsburgh Pirates to part ways with 26-year-old closer Matt Capps was a surprising one. What shouldn’t be surprising is the Philadelphia Phillies immediate interest in Capps, who went 27-for-32 in save chances but posted a 5.80 ERA this past season. Capps career ERA is just 3.60, including a 2.28 2007 campaign and a 3.02 2008 campaign, his first two years as closer for the Buccos. The Phils have been looking for late-inning relief with closer’s experience to round out the bullpen and insure against another disastrous season from Brad Lidge. Adding to their bullpen woes, both Lidge and Romero may not be ready by the start of the season.

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