I've been supporting Patty G in his offseason decisions thus far, but I don't see the sense in signing a player who has missed the past season and a half with a wrist injury to a guaranteed 1 year $850k contract. Jayson Werth should have to prove his worth to secure a spot on the Phillies 25 man roster for next season.
If healthy Werth can play all three outfield positions solidly. He also came up through the minors as a catcher, but has yet to ever be behind the dish for a MLB game. He's is a lanky 6'5", so I can't really imagine him squatting behind homeplate, but he could possibly serve as 3rd/emergency catcher which would allow Manuel to use Chris "East vs. West" Coste more as a pinch-hitter and serve some innings at 3rd base.
Jayson's stats aren't all the impressive- .245 average with 25 homeruns and a .753 OPS in 232 games. But what he lacks in stats he more than makes up for with his amazing lineage, as he's come from two dicks (that is just a classic line). His grandfather, Dick "Ducky" Schofield, and uncle, Dick Schofield (who I remember from the Nintendo RBI Baseball game), both played pro baseball as did his father-in-law Dennis Werth.
If this signing is fruitful and Werth pans out, it could open the door for Gillick to trade Conine or Roberson for whatever he can possibly get. I have to believe some team would want Chris Roberson and his blazing speed to patrol their outfield and would be willing to offer up a case of Natty Ice. Ok, a case is pushing it, maybe a 6-pack. No? Alright, I know I'm being unrealistic...a single half-drank can of Natural Ice with a cigarette butt in it for Roberson, sounds fair to me.