ESPN’s Keith Law on the Phillies Deal with Scott Kingery
The Phillies super-utility man Scott Kingery finished this spring hitting .418 at the plate with five home runs and four stolen bases after hitting .304 with 26 home runs and 29 RBIs last season, between Double- and Triple-A.
That performance earned him not only an Opening Day roster spot, but also a six-year, $24 million contract extension with club options for 2024, 2025, and 2026. The deal is the longest and largest contract ever given to a player who has yet to play in a major league game.
While its not the first of its kind, it is rare.
ESPN MLB insider Keith Law, a former front office executive with the Toronto Blue Jays, joined the Sports Bash to discuss and give his perspective on the Scott Kingery deal, J.P. Crawford's future, the Phillies pitching rotation and more!