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Rise and Phight: 1/9/2024

How much will the Dodgers defer this year? The billion dollar question!

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With all of these deferrals happening out west, does it make you wish the Phillies would do the same thing?

Let’s say that Cody Bellinger wanted $200 million from the Phillies over, oh I don’t know, seven years. That’s a large hunk of change to put the team up next to, if not over, the next luxury tax threshold. If the Phillies were to structure the contract to what Shohei Ohtani did (say, pay him $125 million over the next seven years, then the remaining $75 million the seven years after that), is that something that the team should explore? Is it worth doing?

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