July 26, 2021

Non tender deadline discussion – The Good Phight (The Good Phight)

One of the bigger deadlines in the offseason calendar arrives this Tuesday when teams need to decide whether or not they will tender a contract to arbitration eligible players. Courtesy of MLB Trade Rumors, we can refresh our memories as to who the Phillies need to make decisions on and their estimated salary for 2020.

Cesar Hernandez – $11.8MM
J.T. Realmuto – $10.3MM
Blake Parker – $4.7MM
Jose Alvarez – $3.0MM
Maikel Franco – $6.7MM
Vince Velasquez – $3.9MM
Hector Neris – $4.7MM
Jerad Eickhoff – $1.5MM
Mike Morin – $1.2MM
Adam Morgan – $1.6MM
Phil Gosselin – $700K
Edubray Ramos – $800K
Zach Eflin – $3.0MM
Jose Pirela – $900K
Andrew Knapp – $800K

Several of these decisions have already been made. Gosselin, Eickhoff, Morin, Parker and Ramos have already been outrighted off of the roster and are currently free agents. Breaking out the abacus, that means the team has already saved roughly $8.9 million by not even going through the arbitration process with these guys. That also leaves 10 players left on which the team needs to think about whether they will give them a contract for 2020. Let’s make some predictions about who will and won’t stay for the…

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