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Monday, December 19, 2016

Phillies payroll fell to 26th in MLB last season

2015: 9th highest payroll
2016: 26th highest payroll
2017: 30th?

When the Phillies agreed last week to pay $30.5 million for Odubel Herrera, it represented the largest guaranteed sum issued by the team in more than four years. Not since Cole Hamels signed for $144 million in July 2012 had the Phillies guaranteed a player more, and that feels like forever ago. The last position player to receive higher than a $30.5 million guarantee was Jimmy Rollins when he signed for $38 million in December 2011.

Assuming there are any free agents next winter, the Phillies are going to be rumored to be in for every one of them. Also the Yankees, with no big contracts past 2017 except Ellsbury and McCann.


 

 

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