Originally written on We Should Be GM's  |  Last updated 12/15/12
Finally, Ruben Amaro did something good this offseason in signing Mike Adams to a 3 year $18M contract.  The 34 year old right handed reliever has a career 2.28 ERA/1.06 WHIP over 363.2 IP in 8 MLB seasons with the Brewers, Padres, and Rangers.  He's been exceptionally awesome since 2008 with a sparkling 1.98 ERA.This move now allows all the youngsters in the Phillies bullpen to slot into less pressurized roles as Mike Adams with be assuming 8th inning setup man duties.  Antonio Bastardo, Jeremy Horst, Phillippe Aumont, and Justin DeFratus will be better because of it.I should note that he did have surgery to relieve the pain associated with his thoracic outlet syndrome, but reports have him being good to go for spring training.
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