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?
On to the links.
- Ken Rosenthal is wising up. After his little mea culpa last year, now he’s really turning on the “please like me, Philadelphia” charm by voting for Utley and Rollins for Hall of Fame.
- Yesterday was Baseball Prospectus’s turn to show their top prospect list for the Phillies and now I guess I have to learn who Starlyn Caba is.
- Michael Brantley retired over the weekend. He’s one of the few Astros that never bothered me. Good on him.
- I mean, there will be someone that signs this guy. It’s MLB. My best is on the Astros.
- Teoscar Hernandez went and followed the money. Now he’s on a one-year pillow contract with the Dodgers for a large amount of money.