The biggest news on Friday from Phyllis’ point of view was the offer they made to JT Realmuto for more than $ 100 million, but it was filled with an action day around baseball.
Beyond the 184 eligible players who made deals with their teams and beyond the dozens of international signatures made when that period opened on Friday, some big names of free agents have stepped off the board.
The Yankees have agreed with DJ LeMahieu for a six-year deal worth $ 90 million. They also led two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber to a one-year, $ 11 million deal.
On Thursday, Phyllis added Archie Bradley, days after the White Sox signed facilitator Liam Hendrix to a contract worth more than $ 50 million. Alex Wood went to the Giants and Pedro Baez to Astros.
Brad Hand, the best remaining facilitator on the market, could be close to signing with Mets, which would create a terrific combination of Hand, Edwin Diaz, Dellin Bengths and Jeurys Familia at the back of this barrier and could make the Mets team win. in NL East.
Dave Dombrowski told NBC Sports Philadelphia earlier this week that Phyllis was interested in re-signing Gregorius. Why wouldn’t they be? He and Alec Bohm were their biggest hits in 2020. Gregorius’ left-hander fits perfectly into the 5-hole. He was also consistent. His OPS was over .800 for 85% of the season, and his average was 0.270 or higher for 90% of the season.
In the last off-season, Gregorius signed a one-year deal with Phyllis for $ 14 million. He missed half of the 2019 season after undergoing surgery on Tommy John. In Philadelphia, Gregorius regained his value, but during a shortened season when a global pandemic drastically affected team finances and kept spending across the league.
Another one-year deal probably doesn’t make sense from Gregory’s point of view. This is often the case, but the free agent class for next off-season is at the level of great shorts: potentially all Trevor Story, Francisco Lindor, Corey Seeger, Carlos Correa and Javier Baes. Gregory would be behind those five. In this year’s class, he and Marcus Semion are short stops 1A and 1B, and there is also Andrelton Simmons.
Could Phyllis and Gregory make a deal in two years in the range of $ 20-30 million? A two-year deal will allow him to regain his freedom at the age of 32, after which he may still be able to enter into another two-year contract if the violation and his defense do not change.
There weren’t many contracts this season that looked like a comp for Gregorius, although he certainly had to look for more than $ 17.5 million in two years, which the royal families paid on Carlos Santana’s first basel, those million dollars that the nationals gave to Kyle Schwarber for a year. He is a better all-around and in 2020 he was the best striker of the three.
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