There hasn't been much heat yet from the hot stove, but I have a feeling that will be changing shortly. Before things get too active, I wanted to update the list of players who have so far joined the ranks of ex-Phillies since the beginning of October. Some, like Carlos Ruiz, have an outside chance of coming back.
Others, like J.C. Ramirez, have already moved on to their next destination. Ramirez appeared in 18 games with the Phillies during 2013, going 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA. He's the first "prospect" to officially go bust from the awful Cliff Lee trade with the Mariners back in December 2009. Looking back to the post I composed following Lee's trade, I think it's now safe to say that GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. "got completely fleeced" on the deal.
To mark his time within the organization, Ramirez received several minor league cards and one readily available Phillies card within the 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects insert set.
J.C. Ramirez (10/17/13) - Outrighted off the 40-man roster and elected free agency. (Signed as a minor league free agent with the Cleveland Indians, 11/1/13)
John Lannan (10/17/13) - Outrighted off the 40-man roster and elected free agency.
Cesar Jimenez (10/24/13) - Outrighted off the 40-man roster and elected free agency.
Roy Halladay (10/31/13) - Elected free agency.