Originally written on We Should Be GM's  |  Last updated 2/1/12
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With Jose Contreras' health in question, Amaro saw a need for a veteran arm in the bullpen. A bullpen that is built with youth aside from Papelbon needs someone capable of taking the ball on regular basis. Chad Qualls is that man, he is one of the most durable relievers in the game and certainly fills the "veteran" role. The Phillies signed him yesterday.The Stats:33 years oldRight-handed relief pitcherMost appearances in MLB since 2005 (512)8 MLB seasons with Astros, Diamondbacks, Rays, and PadresContract- 1 year $1.15MCareer ERA- 3.78, WHIP- 1.27Has been a solid reliever every year of his career with the exception of 2010, which was disastrous (7.32 ERA, 1.80 WHIP).Saves- 51, Holds- 130Phillies 2012 Bullpen: Jonathan Papelbon/Closer, Antonio Bastardo/Set-Up, Chad Qualls/Set-Up, Kyle Kendrick/Longman, and Dontrelle Willis/LOOGY. Hopefuls- Michael Stutes, Joe Savery, Raul Valdes, Brian Saches, Michael Schwimer, Justin De Fratus, David Herndon, David Purcey, and Phillippe Aumont. Hea...
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