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Well, another Hot Stove season for baseball, and another season that is just plain boring for the Phillies fan. Just a few short years ago, we were treated to some great news of players joining the team but lately, that news hasn't been there.
The Phillies have made a few moves this off-season, but nothing to really hold out hope that it's going to be the team of the future or an important part of why the Phils will do much better this year.
Here's what has happened so far with the team:
Nov 2 2016: Named Matt Stairs to hitting coach for Phillies
Nov 11 2016: Traded Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney to LA Dodgers for Howie Kendrick
Nov 14 2016: Jeremy Hellickson accepts a qualifying offer one-year deal
Dec 6 2016: Agreed to a one-year deal with Joaquin Benoit
Are Phillies management getting a bonus for keeping a tight reign on signings? It seems to be very strange that the Phils are supposed to be rebuilding for the future, now all of a sudden, there are a lot of one-year deals with players that aren't all that exciting.