Your first baseman for 2023:

Everyone has a Rhys Hoskins opinion. He may be the most polarizing figure in Philly sports, especially now with Carson Wentz and Ben Simmons long gone. We had the big playoff moments, like the bat spike and tail-end of the San Diego series, then there were the untimely errors as well, which we need not relive.

Nonetheless, Rhys is now making top-10 first base money. $12 million per year puts him at ninth, just behind Max Muncy and ahead of Brandon Belt.

The entire top 10, per Spotrac:

  1. Freddie Freeman (Dodgers) – $27m
  2. Paul Goldschmidt (Cards) – $26m
  3. Joey Votto (Reds) – $25m
  4. Matt Olson (Braves) – $21m
  5. Jose Abreu (Astros) – $19.5m
  6. Anthony Rizzo (Yanks) – $17m
  7. Josh Bell (Guardians) – $16.5m
  8. Max Muncy (Dodgers) – $13.5m
  9. Rhys – $12m
  10. Brandon Belt (Jays) – $9.3m

Matt Gelb is reporting as well that Gregory Soto “settled at $3.925 million, according to a source.” The other arbitration eligible players are Jose Alvarado, Seranthony Dominguez, Ranger Suarez, and Edmundo Sosa.