Phillies Sign Chad Qualls

Ruben Amaro is determined to sign every over-30 player available. The Phillies have signed Chad Qualls to a one-year, $1.15 million deal. 

Another upside move for The Big Poker– Qualls, 33, was 6-8 with a 3.51 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP last season in the Padres‘ ginormous park.

The Phillies' focus this offseason has been on rounding out the roster with experienced Major League players, not infusing the aging lineup with young talent. It's clear that they are going for broke while the Halladay-Lee window is still wide open. And we wouldn't want it any other way.


12 Responses

  1. Schtick- go to and compare the stats for the two. Qualls is NOTHING like Durbin. He’s been MUCH better throughout his career.

  2. Hmmm, curious move considering Qualls never fairs real well in small hitters parks. I didn’t see much of him last year but I hope that canyon they call PETCO didn’t help skew his numbers too bad. But then again he’ll only be spot relief and he’s got to be better than Danys Baez. And before you say it… yeah, who isn’t better than Danys Baez?

  3. I looked at Qualls’ stats. He’s had a fairly good career, but I’m worried about his plummenting strikeout rate. He’s there to compete with Stutes for the 7th inning, so it’s not a big risk. Phils hit three home runs on him during one appearance at CBP last year.

  4. Laynce Nix, Ty Wigginton, Jim Thome, Dontrelle Willis, Juan Pierre and Chad Qualls. Is there any chance we can sign Carlos Guillen and/or Edgar Renteria, just to complete the set?

  5. Someone explain to me how this works with regards to the luxury tax. Didn’t we just trade valdez to get 500k below the tax? How does signing a middling pitcher for this kindof money make us any better. RAJ has been drinking a little too much juice.

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