Training Staff Wins Dick Martin

The Phillies training staff won the Dick Martin Award, awarded to by the Baseball Prospectus to the team that did the best job at keeping their players healthy. The Phillies lost 546 days to injury this season, which were the third-fewest days of any team in baseball. They also lost $11.523 million to injuries. For a team that has a pay roll around $140 million, that’s pretty good.

I actually find this award kind of surprising seeing that the bull pen was basically a walking infirmary.  The everyday players were pretty healthy minus the hand injury to Carlos Ruiz and the abdomen tear that Raul Ibanez had that he played on. Just shows that this team doesn’t just rely on the 25 players or the coaching staff. These guys deserve a huge congratulations for making back-to-back pennants a possibility.

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