Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Phillies avoid arbitration, sign Kendrick to 1 year deal

The Phillies 6th starter just got a very nice raise. Kyle Kendrick, who will likely be the 5th starter for the Phillies once they trade Joe Blanton, has avoided arbitration and signed a one year, 2.45 million dollar contract with the team. It is nearly a 2 million dollar raise for Kendrick, who made $480,000 last year.

If/when the Phils trade Blanton, Kendrick has a chance to be a part of something very special in the Phillies rotation this season. If he stays in the rotation all season long, he will certainly earn his big raise; if he is relegated to bullpen duty, the Phillies have badly overpaid.

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