Beerleaguer surveyed beat writers Ryan Lawrence, Scott Lauber and Todd Zolecki on which player of the departing group made the strongest impression and all three named Gillies. "He impressed everybody," Zolecki told Beerleaguer. "Hard worker. High energy. Lots of talent. He really stood out from the pack." Phillippe Aumont and J.C. Ramirez, also part of the Cliff Lee trade, were also reassigned along with pitchers Yohan Flande, Drew Naylor, Jesus Sanchez, Joe Savery and the veteran non-roster invitee Bill White. Mathieson would have been a longshot to make the club, but could still help the Phils in 2010. "Mathieson is going to contribute this year," Lawrence said. "It might help to go down there with something to prove."
Freddy Galvis and Quintin Berry are also headed out; Galvis started a
couple of games and went 2-for-11. Lauber noted that he likes Galvis' glove, but his bat still needs work. The Phillies also shed catchers Tuffy Gosewisch, Kevin Nelson and John Suomi. (Photo courtesy of Monsterdouble).