No Brainer: Dave Dombrowski, Phillies plan to tender Rhys Hoskins before Friday’s deadline for arbitration-eligible players
In what should come as shocking news to absolutely no one who watched the Philadelphia Phillies play baseball before the playoffs, Dave Dombrowski and company plan to tender Rhys Hoskins before Friday’s 8PM deadline for arbitration-eligible players.
Dave Dombrowski: Phillies will tender Rhys Hoskins before tomorrow’s deadline
Non-Tendered (via MLB.com)
When a club “non-tenders” a player on its 40-man roster (i.e., not yet eligible for free agency), it has declined to give that player a contract for the upcoming season. The player then becomes a free agent.
When this happens, it is typically because the player’s likely raise in the arbitration process exceeds what the club projects his on-field value to be. Or a club can non-tender a player simply to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
The decisions made at the non-tender deadline can often significantly expand the free-agent player pool.
The 2022-23 offseason’s non-tender deadline is Nov. 18.
Arbitration (via MLB.com)
Players with three or more years but less than six years of Major League service time are eligible for salary arbitration if they do not already have a contract in place for the upcoming season.
For the 2022-23 offseason, the arbitration deadline is Jan. 13, 2023.
If arbitration-eligible players and their teams have not agreed to a contract by a certain date in mid-January, they must both put forth a salary figure for the upcoming season and a hearing is scheduled for February. If they still can’t come to an agreement by the time of the hearing, a panel of arbitrators listens to each side’s case and then selects one of the two salary figures (nothing in between) as the player’s salary for the upcoming season.
Rhys Hoskins final year of arbitration
Rhys Hoskins is in his last year of Arbitration with an estimated Luxury Tax Salary of $12.8 million. He will become an unrestricted free agent in 2024.
I shouldn’t even have to explain what arbitration, tenders, and non-tenders mean but after seeing the internet continuously get this wrong over the past few weeks, I was left with no choice. The Phillies have two options with Rhys Hoskins before tomorrow’s non-tender deadline. Tender or Non-Tender. Everyone stop crying. We now know that the Phillies plan to tender Rhys Hoskins a contract.
The recency bias against Rhys Hoskins and his lackluster performance defensively during the MLB playoffs was absolutely ridiculous. “Casual” fans simply do not realize how difficult it is to replace the type of offensive production that Hoskins provides the Phillies from the right side of the plate.
Rhys Hoskins Since Major League Debut on August 10, 2017
How could they not [tender Rhys Hoskins]? Since Hoskins’ Philly debut on Aug. 10, 2017, he is 12th in the Majors in home runs (148) and 16th in RBIs (405). He is also tied for 53rd out of 527 qualified players in on-base percentage (.353), tied for 43rd in slugging percentage (.492), and tied for 38th in OPS (.846). via MLB.com
OH! Not to mention, you miserable rats on social media fail to realize that Hoskins is literally the reason the Phillies made it to the World Series. If it wasn’t for Bryce Harper’s 8th-inning home run against the Padres to send us to the Fall Classic, Hoskins was going to win NLCS MVP since he hit four home runs in that series and totaled 7 RBI.
Again, giving up a first baseman that your team still has a year of arbitration control, who hits .250 with 30 home runs and roughly 80 RBI a season from the right side of the plate, is the dumbest idea ever when the price tag comes at roughly $13 million.
That is an absolute steal and there’s no other player available that will give you that type of production offensively.
The Ideal Offseason Plan is set. Rhys Hoskins will be here in 2023 and we should all be thankful.