The Philadelphia Phillies have signed outfielder Andrew McCutchen to a three year deal worth 50 million dollars.
McCutchen returns to the Keystone State after spending the first nine years of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 32-year-old, a five-time All-Star and the 2013 NL Most Valuable Player, batted .255 with 20 homers and 65 RBIs in 155 games last season with the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees. He hit .253 with five homers in 25 games for the Yankees after being acquired on Aug. 31.
Another one bites the dust. Assuming they are not in on Bryce Harper, and it certainly appears they aren’t, the available outfielder pool is very thin.
AJ Pollock wants a five year deal. I’d be shocked if he played 300 games over the next 5 seasons. Ugh. I’d sign a catcher, shore up the bullpen and gamble on Juan Lagares again. Seriously. None of these available outfielders are the least bit appealing to me. Pray for a quick return from Céspedes.
McCutchen was the No. 11 overall pick in 2005 and is a career .287 hitter with 223 home runs and 790 RBIs.