Philadelphia Phillies Decline Mike Adams' Team Option

With little surprise the Philadelphia Phillies have decline a 2015 team option worth $6 million for Mike Adams. Adams was a very ineffective pitcher out of the bullpen in his two seasons with the Phillies. He had a 3.50 ERA and a 44/19 K/BB ratio in 44 innings with the Phils.

Adams had signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Phillies, he had a successful five-year run as an very good setup man. That all ended when he injured his shoulder and was injury-plagued both seasons with the club. Adams said "When I signed here two years ago I said I didn't want to steal money, and that's exactly what happened."

Adams departure won't hurt the Phils that much as he barely contributed. The club has a very good back-end of the bullpen with Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, and Jonathan Papelbon.

The option being declined, however, doesn't necessarily mean the Phillies won't sign him to a short contract like a one-year, $1 million deal. The re-signing of Adams does seem unlikely, though.