After Odubel Herrera received a five-year contract extension in December, who should the Phillies give an extension to next?
Locking your young players up to long-term deals is one of the most important aspects of a rebuild for teams like the Phillies. They handed out their first big extension December 15 when Odubel Herrera received a five-year extension from the club. He earned it after two seasons where he was worth about four wins above replacement.
However, Herrera is by no means the only player the Phillies will eventually have to lock up an extension with. There are still several players who could very well earn an extension in the coming year. Let’s examine just a few players who could wind up with a shiny new extension from the team.