|2011 Topps Heritage Black #C22 and #C41|
If this is the end of Lidge's Phillie tenure, he'll forever be celebrated for his perfect 2008 season in which he converted 48 saves in 48 opportunities - 41 in the regular season and 7 in the postseason. Through the 2011 season, Lidge has exactly 100 saves with the Phillies, placing him in fourth place on the team's all-time list behind Jose Mesa (112), Steve Bedrosian (103) and Mitch Williams (102). He recovered nicely from off-season rotator cuff surgery and lingering elbow problems to post a 1.40 ERA over 19.1 innings this past season.
Oswalt, who was hampered by back injuries most of this year, started to show his old form later in the 2011 season. He came to the Phillies via a trade with the Astros late last July and compiled a 16-11 record and a 2.96 ERA in 35 starts with the Phils. In five postseason games, Oswalt was 2-3 with a 3.86 ERA. The Phillies opted to pay Oswalt a $2 million buy-out in lieu of the $16 million he was scheduled to receive in 2012.
Dane Sardinha 10/10/11 - Elected free agency
Brandon Moss 10/17/11 - Outrighted to Lehigh Valley and elected free agency
Pete Orr 10/17/11 - Outrighted to Lehigh Valley and elected free agency
Brad Lidge 10/24/11 - Team option declined
Roy Oswalt 10/24/11 - Team option declined