The 2011 version of the Philadelphia Phillies is a lot like the 2010 version in terms of roster occupants, but there are some players missing from this year's team that played for them last season. Where are they now?
Greg Dobbs/FLA - .317/.774, 22 R, 12 DBL, 2 HR, and 21 RBI. Mr. Sideburns signed with Florida on a minor league contract and has become the Marlins starting 3B by continuing to collect hits (albeit mostly singles). Where the hell was this type of production the past 2 years in Philly?
Jayson Werth/WSH - .233/.743, 35 R, 13 DBL, 10 HR, 27 RBI, and 9 SB. The Nationals are not getting what they paid for, but nobody really expected them to get $126M out of J-Dub either. He's currently batting leadoff in Washington and is being outperformed by the previously mentioned Dobbs. Sad.
Juan Castro/LAD - .286/.619 in 7 games. He's back with the Dodgers for the 77th time in his career (actually only his 3rd). Currently on the 7-day DL with the club's Triple-A team in Albuquerque.
Cody Ransom/ARI - .313/.999, 58 R, 20 DBL, 18 HR, and 60 RBI with the Diamondbacks AAA squad in Reno.
Paul Hoover - signed a minor league deal with Boston over the winter, but it appears he's no longer with the franchise and quite possibly is out of baseball
Mike Sweeney - retired, but still loves the bro-hug.
Jamie Moyer - rehabbing from arm surgery and getting face time on ESPN's Baseball Tonight. I'm hoping he makes a comeback and signs with Seattle to pitch until he's 50.
JA Happ/HOU - 15 GS, 3-9, 82.2 IP, 40:69 BB:K, 5.33 ERA, and a 1.49 WHIP. He leads the NL in losses and has been a train wreck this season, just like about everything else in Houston.
Nelson Figueroa/HOU - 8 G, 5 GS, 0-3, 29 IP, 16:17 BB:K, 8.69 ERA, and a 2.10 WHIP. Figgy finally made his first MLB Opening Day roster in his 9 year career, but even he sucked too much to stick around in Houston. He's currently toiling with the Astros Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City.
Chad Durbin/CLE - 28 G, 2-1, 31 IP, 12:28 BB:K, 6.68 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP. The Durbinator flip-flopped back-and-forth all offseason about possibly returning to the Phils, but finally settled in with the Indians at the last second. Looks like the Phils were smart in letting him walk.
Nate Robertson/SEA - Currently with the Mariners AAA team in Tacoma, but not sure why. And yes, he was a Phillie, even if you want to permanently erase his memory from your brain.