Phillies Sign Catcher J.T. Realmuto to Five-year deal Worth $115.5 Million
January 26Michael ArinzeSportsGrid
J.T. Realmuto just got paid. The catcher inked a five-year deal worth $115.5 million to remain with the Philadelphia Phillies. Realmuto and his representatives were reportedly seeking a deal of at least $200 million, but they had little leverage as there weren’t many teams willing to enter into a bidding war.
It was almost a foregone conclusion that Realmuto would end up signing with the Phillies; the only question was at what price.
Realmuto is entering his eighth year in the majors and has spent the last two seasons with the Phillies.
The former Marlins catcher has been extremely durable throughout his career, playing in at least 75% of his team’s games since becoming an everyday starter. He’s hit double-digit home runs in each of the last six seasons and thrown out 56% of opposing base stealers in his career.
The Philadelphia Phillies finished in third place in National League East last season and three games out of the playoffs. They’re currently priced at +700 to win the division, +1800 to win the pennant, and +3300 to win the World Series over at FanDuel.
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