Chad Qualls is not a bad pitcher nor a great one. He went 6-8 in 77 games last year with a 3.51 ERA. A one year deal for 1.15 million dollars is a nice deal for the Phillies as Qualls has the most appearances by any active relievers since 2005. However Qualls was dreadful in 2010 with an ERA north of 7 and was apart of one of the worst bullpens in baseball history (2010 Diamonbacks). In 2011, Phillies fans remember him as the guy that gave up three home runs in one inning. He also had 5.05 ERA away from Petco. I and Mike O have never been big fans of Qualls, but to be honest, he’s probably than Lidge at this point in their careers. Qualls and Stutes will likely battle for the 7th inning slot in the bullpen.
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Chad Qualls Stinks, July 23rd