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Phillies Sign Brown and Revere to One-Year Deals

Jim Adair - January 16, 2015

Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Domonic Brown and Ben Revere, underachievers both in their own ways (namely defensively), have avoided arbitration, with the Phillies signing each of them to one-year deals that amount to gigantic raises. According to Austin Laymance at

Revere will earn $4.1 million after making a base salary of $1.95 million in 2014. Brown, eligible for arbitration for the first time in his career, will earn $2.5 million after receiving $550,000 last year.

And thus, the arguments that they both just became overpaid can be heard on WIP and The Fanatic from now until this time next year.

The Phillies Tendered Brown, Bastardo, and Revere but Didn’t Bother to Mention it

Jim Adair - December 3, 2014

Midnight last night/this morning was the deadline for MLB teams to tender contracts to players who would otherwise become free agents. Even for a fan base as exhausted and frustrated as Phillies fans, this is still news they want to know. So, while many teams made their tender announcements as the deadline approached or passed, the Phillies said “Oh, we’ll let them know in the morning.”

And it was at 9:40 this morning when the tenders offered to Dom Brown, Ben Revere, and Antonio Bastardo were finally made public. It was a technicality and an expected move all around, but why wait nine hours? PR couldn’t be bothered to stay up that late? It’s a 24-7 news cycle here, you know. [Insert comment about Kyle not working on weekends:        ]

Each of those three players must now reach a deal with the Phillies by February or they will go to arbitration, which will be announced by the Phillies weeks later.