Phillies ‘Doing Everything They Can’ To Keep J.T. Realmuto

According to reports, the Philadelphia Phillies are “doing everything they can” to re-sign star catcher J.T. Realmuto. He’s the best catcher in the game, so they should probably get this done.

Just five days ago, a rumor got out that the Phillies were offering him just north of $100 million. With a five-year deal, that’s more than $20 million/year, which should be plenty to land Realmuto.

Of course, Buster Posey’s flop of a $159 million extension with the Giants won’t help Realmuto, but he can always argue that the situations aren’t comparable. The two-time All-Star is viewed across baseball as a “special” athlete behind the dish who is expected to play well into his late-30s.

Quite a few Philly fans are upset about a dismal bullpen that’s since signed reliever Archie Bradley, but they should worry about one thing at a time. When their best player is re-signed, only then should the Phillies turn their attention to the mound.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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