Sunday, January 21, 2007

Utley Signs 7-Year Deal

This is a huge deal -

Chase Utley exchanged marriage vows with his fiancée on Saturday afternoon in San Francisco.

A day later, the All-Star second baseman made a similar long-term commitment to the Phillies, agreeing to a seven-year, $85 million contract that will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2013 season. Though Utley will make less annually up front and more toward the end, this deal averages a little more than $12 million a season.

My initial reaction is simple - this is a great deal for Chase Utley, the Phillies organization, and the fans of Philadelphia. Although, for Utley's sake, I hope that he signed a prenup...you know, just in case.

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2 Comments:

Blogger skeeter said...

I am loving it too. Look around the majors at what these overhyped 'power' hitters are getting...most of them being over 30. Having Utley for 7 years at that price is great deal for both sides. Now he has to bring home the hardware and we can all die happy.

12:57 PM  
Blogger GM-Carson said...

Utley is my boy...glad the Phils showed him the money. He'll be worth it, probably more.

3:08 PM  

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