Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Update on Feliz Contract

Here are some of the terms of the Pedro Feliz deal, per ESPN/AP:

The Phillies have agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent third baseman Pedro Feliz, pending a physical. The deal includes a team option for 2010. Feliz will earn about $8.5 million from the contract, according to the AP. With the option and performance bonuses, the contract could be worth up to $15 million over three years.

My Thoughts:
My first thought is that it's surprising to me that the Phillies had to go 2 years with an option for a 3rd. After all, it's not like there were that many teams after the guy. If that was the case he would have been signed already. Get used to seeing him at the hot corner, Phillies fans, he's gonna be here a while. The amount of money seems okay, around 4 million a year for a solid fielder and #7 hitter seems like a good use of money.

Next up for the Phillies should be to rid themselves of Wes Helms, because he is now redundant. They don't need two right-handed 3rd basemen, unless they want to use Helms strictly as a pinch hitter. I don't think he is a good enough hitter to fill that role. Perhaps the Phillies will go back to the Marlins and beg for whatever relievers they were willing to part with for Helms before.

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