Hypothetical 2021-22 Phillies offseason plan

Chris’ 2021-22 Phillies offseason plan

Your budget

$195 million


Who are you keeping? Who gets nontendered?

Nontendered – Herrera, Jankowski, Knapp, Torreyes, Quinn


  • Zach Eflin – $6.0MM

  • Jose Alvarado – $1.9MM

  • Rhys Hoskins – $7.6MM

  • Seranthony Dominguez – $800K

  • Andrew McCutchen - ($3 million buyout)

  • Odubel Herrera - ($2.5 million buyout)

FA Target

C – Roberto Perez or Kurt Suzuki MiLB W/ ST invite $700K if make the roster

IF – Freddy Galvis (1/1mil) or Jonathan Vilar (1/2.5Mil)

OF – Kevin Pillar (1/3mil)

RP – Rosenthal MiLB W/ ST invite $3 mil if make the roster, Archie Bradly (1/5 mil), Ian Kennedy monitor


3 team trade with Rays and Royals

Phillies give up SP Nola to the Rays and get

SP Glassnow (out for 2021), 2nd base/OF Whit Merrifield, SS Adalberto Mondesi, RP/CP Josh Staumont

Phillies Trade prospects Bailey Falter, Jhailyn Ortiz, and 2nd basemen Jean Segura to Os for

LF/1st Trey Mancini and RP Cole Sulser

Phillies trade 1st Rhys Hoskins to Rays for

SP depth Brent Honeywell and Brendan McKay, CF Kevin Kiermaier, RP Andrew Kittredge, prospect Alejandro Pie

Trades to think about Eugenio Suarez for Didi Gregorious, Falter and O’Hoppe for Mitch Haniger,

Other possible targets David Price, Aroldis Chapman, Ken Giles, Craig Kimbrel

Tyler Glasnow – ($5.8MM)

Andrew McCutchen - ($3 million buyout)

Odubel Herrera - ($2.5 million buyout)

SP1: Wheeler (23.6 Mil)

SP2: Suarez ($563,500)
SP3: Eflin (6 Mil)
SP4: Gibson (9.3 Mil)
SP5: Honeywell/Mckay ($563,500)
RP: Josh Staumont ($563,500)
RP: Andrew Kittredge ($1.6MM)
RP: Cole Sulser ($563,500)
RP: Archie Bradly ($5.8MM)
RP: Connor Brogdon ($563,500)
RP: Jose Alvarado ($1.9MM)
RP: Sam Coonrod ($563,500)
RP: Seranthony Dominguez (800K)
C: J.T. Realmuto (23MM)
1B: Alec Bohm ($563,500)
2B: Whit Merrifield (4MM)
SS: Adalberto Mondesi ($3.2MM)
3B: Eugenio Suarez (9.5 MM)
LF: Trey Mancini ($7.9MM)
CF: Kevin Kiermaier (9 MM)
RF: Bryce Harper (25 MM)
Bench: Kevin Pillar (3mil)
Bench: Jonathan Vilar (2.5Mil)
Bench: Roberto Perez ($700K)
Bench: Luke Williams or Matt Vierling ($563,500)
Bench: Nick Maton or Adam Haseley/ Mickey Moniak ($563,500)
8) L Kevin Kiermaier (31) .249/.310/.410

This would be assuming you go through with the Didi trade for Eugenio Suarez. This saves money for 2022 but add a three-year contract (which is why the Reds might do it). Keeping Didi would mean (in this scenario) he moves to 3rd or 1st where he is platooned. Keeping Didi also provides a spot for Stott. You could shift Mondesi to 3rd or play Stott at third. You replace Nola with a better pitcher stuff wise in Glassnow but the Rays get the ace they need this year.

The phillies get their leadoff hitter in Merrifield, vastly improve their infield defense, add power in the lineup, and lights out arms in the pen. These trades also provide pitching depth in the organization and bring in a couple prospect to improve the farm.

Total salary would be 153.2 mil with the buyouts and Glassnow on the 60-day DL. This would leave the phillies in a situation to pick up a SP who didn’t sign when spring training starts on a 1-year deal if they are not confident in Honeywell, Mckay, or Eflin’s health. This roster also buys time for Stott to develop and provides payroll flexibility to absorb the hefty contracts at the trade deadline like the braves did so you don’t have to give up a top 10 or 20 prospect or buy a prospect in the offseason by taking a bad contract.

1) R Whit Merrifield (32) .291/.337/.434

2) R J.T. Realmuto (31) .275/.331/.453

3) L Bryce Harper (29) .279/.392/.524

4) R Trey Mancini (30) .271/.333/.472

5) R Eugenio Suarez (30) .252/.334/.466

6) R Alec Bohm (25) .301/.370/.476 (avg across all levels)

7) S Adalberto Mondesi (26) .249/.283/.419