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Phillies re-up on Jerome Williams

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One of the team's best pitchers in 2014 didn't apparently get any better offers.

Yes, bask in your glory, Jerome. Drink it in. For tonight you sign in HELL.
Yes, bask in your glory, Jerome. Drink it in. For tonight you sign in HELL.
Mitchell Leff

The Phillies and Jerome Williams have agreed on a one-year, $2.5 million contract, reported Jim Salisbury Tuesday afternoon. Immediately, baseball writers across the country got stuck trying to run through the same doorway.

The deal includes enough bonuses for Williams to make up to $4 million.

Williams joined the Phillies' rotation for nine games and 57.1 IP through the end of the season. He gave them a 2.38 ERA with 38 SO and 17 BB. He started off as an impressive piece, with a 1.77 ERA through his first three games as a Phillie. Williams also pitched for the Astros and Rangers in 2014, allowing him to beat the Oakland Athletics three times and contribute to their horrific downfall.

His season totals included a 4.77 ERA, 1.400 WHIP, a 2.28 SO/W, and his first RBI in 4,000 days.

The 32-year-old was a realistic option for the 2015 rotation and is the first answered question of the extremely early offseason. The Phillies will likely have to actually give him a picture for the stadium lineup next year instead of just using a picture of the jumbotron.