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2021 Phillies Offseason Plan

  1. These are the players in arbitration.

  • Odubel Herrera – $11.6MM

  • Travis Jankowski – $900K

  • Zach Eflin – $6.0MM

  • Andrew Knapp – $1.2MM

  • Jose Alvarado – $1.9MM

  • Rhys Hoskins – $7.6MM

  • Ronald Torreyes – $1.6MM

  • Seranthony Dominguez – $800K

  • Roman Quinn – $700K

Keep

Nontender

Zach Eflin

Odubel Herrera

Jose Alvarado

Travis Jankowski

Rhys Hoskins

Andrew Knapp

Seranthony Dominguez

Ronald Torreyes


Roman Quinn

  1. These 2 guys have club options for 2022.

  • Andrew McCutchen - $15 million team option ($3 million buyout)

  • Odubel Herrera - $11.5 million team option ($2.5 million buyout; can be offered arbitration)

My predictions: Buyout both McCutchen and Herrera.

  1. Free Agency

  • Sign Jose Iglesias to a 1yr/4M$ contract. I do not see the Phillies spending big at shortstop, but I also do not see them starting Didi Gregorius after his horrible 2021 campaign. So the Phillies will sign Iglesias for a year to be a stopgap. Iglesias provides tremendous defense and about a league average bat, and can play the SS position until young phenom Bryson Stott is ready to take over.

  • Sign Chris Taylor to a 3yr/40M$ contract. Taylor, a super-utility player for the Dodgers, will get his payday from the Phillies. He can play anywhere on the field minus pitcher and catcher, and is very solid at the plate as well. I see him starting the year as the team’s left fielder, but not being limited to that position, as his defensive versatility is too valuable to handcuff him to LF.

  • Sign Yimi Garcia to a 1yr/3M$ contract. Garcia, who started the year with the Marlins and ended it in the World Series with the Astros, will provide much needed experience to a completely re-shaped Phillies bullpen. He is pretty versatile in the ‘pen, as he has experience in a "fireman" role, setup role, and closer’s role. My guess is he comes to the Phillies in more of a fireman role and will work any high-leverage situations before the 7th inning.

  • Re-sign Hector Neris to a 2yr/13M$ contract. Need I say more? Hector the Protector deserves to be paid by the only organization he’s ever played for. He had a tremendous year in 2021, although it may not have seemed like it since treated him like shit at times. Neris can provide the same experience Yimi Garcia can, but I expect Hector to play a bigger role than Garcia and be the setup man for the 2022 Phillies.

  • Sign Brad Hand to a 1yr/2M$ contract. Brad Hand will provide another left-handed option for the Phillies’ bullpen. He has experience closing out games, which will be valuable. I believe he will be the closer for the Phil’s, but don’t be surprised if he is taken out of that role for someone like Hector Neris or Sam Coonrod (huge fan of Coonrod).

  • Re-sign Brad Miller to a 1yr/1.5M$ contract. Brad Miller had a solid 2021 campaign, but he may have played a little more than the Phillies would have liked. In an ideal world, Miller is a corner infielder/DH for about 90-100 games a year. Not quite a starter, but also not a guy who is strictly a bench player. He is more valuable than that.

  1. Trades

  • Kevin Kiermaier for LHP Damon Jones and SS Jamari Baylor (#19). Kiermaier will immediately upgrade the CF spot for the Phillies. He will play tremendous defense and be about league average at the plate, both of which would be an upgrade over Odubel Herrera in 2021. He is owed 12 million in 2022 and 13 in 2023, and I believe the Rays will pay for some of his contract (about 3 million).

2022 Phillies Roster

SP1: Zack Wheeler (26M$)

SP2: Aaron Nola (15.5M$)

SP3: Ranger Suarez (600K$)

SP4: Zach Eflin (6M$)

SP5: Kyle Gibson (7.67M$)

RP: Yimi Garcia (3M$)

RP: Connor Brogdon (570K$)

RP: Sam Coonrod (600K$)

RP: Hector Neris (6.5M$)

RP: Jose Alvarado (1.9M$)

RP: Seranthony Dominguez (800K$)

RP: Bailey Falter (570K$)

CP: Brad Hand (2M$)

C: JT Realmuto (23.88M$)

1B: Rhys Hoskins (7.6M$)

2B: Jean Segura (14.85M$)

SS: Jose Iglesias (4M$)

3B: Alec Bohm (600K$)

LF: Chris Taylor (13.33M$)

CF: Kevin Kiermaier (9M$)

RF: Bryce Harper (27.54M$)

Bench: Rafael Marchan (600K$)

Bench: Matt Vierling (600K$)

Bench: Adam Haseley (600K$)

Bench: Brad Miller (1.5M$)

Bench: Didi Gregorious (15.25M$)

Total Budget: 188.99M$