Remember when the Phillies had money to burn, and did — singing big name free agents left and right en route to five straight division titles?
Well the Phillies are throwing cash around again, this time to a Phillies player in the form of a big, five-year extension for Odubel Herrera. According to Philly.com’sMatt Gelb he will make at least $30.5 million over the life of the deal and there will be two options at the end of the contract.
Herrera was rumored to be on the market to be traded during the stretch of 2016 but appears to be firmly in Philadelphia’s future plans.
He has been their best hitter over the last two seasons, hitting .297 and .286 in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
He’s been a durable and speedy outfielder and has also batted everywhere from one-through-four in the batting order. He has 83 extra base hits and 43 stolen bases in two years with the Phillies — his only major league team.