Sunday, February 1, 2009

So-Long Flash

Tom Gordon is nearing his official departure from Philadelphia, as he appears close to signing a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

It became clear the team had no intention of bringing Gordon back in 2009 after declining his option in October. He had a few high notes during his time in Philly, but his three years were mostly injury plagued.

Gordon did bring some value to the Phillies with his veteran leadership and clubhouse presence. He had a long and distinguished career, and his insight down the stretch was beneficial to the other players on the team.

Details of Gordon's negotiations are unknown, and it remains unclear whether Gordon is in search of a major league deal; but a minor league contract with incentives is the most likely scenario.

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