Phillies Update: The Dombrowski Deal Tracker
Dave Dombrowski took over baseball operations for the Philadelphia Phillies on December 11th and has been extremely busy attempting to pull-off his best Daryl Morey impression in fixing the Philadelphia Phillies. With pitchers and catchers reporting nine days from today, the Phillies have agreed to contracts with 14 players and have made a total of five trades.
- Catcher JT Realmuto: 5 years, $115.5M
- Shortstop Didi Gregorius: 2 years, $28M
- RHP Archie Bradley: 1 year, $6M
- RHP Chase Anderson: 1 year, $4M
- LHP Matt Moore: 1 year, $3M
Quick math will tell you that these five major-league deals will cost the Phillies $156.5 million. From a luxury tax perspective, the 2021 threshold is $210 million and with these deals, the Phillies have added $50.1 million to the player payroll. The Phillies currently sit at $199 million.
To date, the Phillies have also completed five trades. Although none of them would really be considered game changers, there has been one clear goal in mind. The Phillies moves have solely been to provide much needed pitching depth in the back half of their rotation and bullpen.
- Traded for LHP Jose Alvarado from Rays (LHP Garrett Cleavinger)
- Traded for RHP Sam Coonrod from Giants (RHP Carson Ragsdale)
- Traded for SS C.J. Chatham from Red Sox for (PTBNL)
- Traded SS Kyle Holder to Reds (Cash)
- Traded LHP Cole Irvin to Athletics (Cash)
The Phillies have also made a total of nine minor-league deals. Again, these moves have focused around adding pitching depth and some much needed competition in Spring Training. Two key names to keep an eye on with the minor league contracts would be Hector Rondon and our guy Mike Adams, who every Philadelphian should be rooting for to perform well in Clearwater.
- RHP Ivan Nova
- RHP Neftali Feliz
- RHP Hector Rondon
- C Christian Bethancourt
- SS Ronald Torreyes
- RHP Bryan Mitchell
- RHP Michael Ynoa
- RHP David Paulino
- RHP Mike Adams
If Dombrowski can bring in a few more key free agents, specifically for the bullpen, the Phillies will be right up with the Padres, Mets, and Dodgers in terms of offseason moves and having one of the best in Major League Baseball.
Free agent relief targets that should at the top of the Phillies board include Shane Greene, Steve Cishek, and Jake McGee. In centerfield, the Phillies could still add a free agent to help bolster their current depth chart (Jackie Bradley Jr.). The Phillies also need to find a utility guy to provide some depth behind Bohm at third, Hoskins at first, and McCutchen in left field.
Nine days away from pitchers and catchers reporting in Clearwater, Florida. The Phillies are in a much better position thanks to the moves that Dave Dombrowski has pulled off over the past 1.5 months. It will take a few more key acquisitions to seriously consider this team a contender in 2021.
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