The Phillies remain an organization looking to build depth of genuine big-league capable talent down through their minor league system.
The Phillies are developing three arms looked upon favorably by nearly all evaluators, pitchers Andrew Painter, Mick Abel, and Griff McGarry.
Simmons had been the seventh-oldest living former Phillies player. There are now 16 former Phillies players age 90 and above.
Rolen has a career bWAR of 70.1, which is higher than Tony Gwynn, Eddie Murray, Ivan Rodriguez, Carlton Fisk, Edgar Martinez, Ryne Sandberg, Roberto Alomar, Craig Biggio, Andre Dawson, and other position players of recent decades.
How the club chooses to handle it's Rhys Hoskins problem is going to be one of the most interesting of this entire off-season.