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The Philadelphia Phillies and their fans are very, very happy.
After a few rounds of negotiation and even some talks with other teams, they are re-signing right-hander Aaron Nola on a seven-year, $172 million contract.
The Phillies are determined to go all the way, and are willing to make the necessary sacrifices to put together a star-studded roster.
In recent seasons, they have signed Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos, Kyle Schwarber, Zack Wheeler, Trea Turner, and now they are bringing Nola back on a considerable deal.
And there are reports that even after signing Nola, they are interested in Japanese star Yoshinobu Yamamoto.
In case you didn’t know, Yamamoto could end up signing for a similar price as Nola.
Back to Nola, though.
MLB insider Bob Nightengale offered details of the deal.
“Aaron Nola’s press conference is set Monday at Citizens Bank Park. His 7-year, $172 million contract is straight forward: $24.57 million each season. Full no-trade clause. No opt-outs,” he tweeted.
Aaron Nola’s press conference is set Monday at Citizens Bank Park.His 7-year, $172 million contract is straight forward:$24.57 million each season.Full no-trade clauseNo opt-outs
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 19, 2023
Many free agents choose to implement opt-out clauses after a couple of years to give themselves a chance to test the free agent market again at an age relatively close to their prime.
Nola won’t have that, but he is making a nice $24.57 million per year payday.
It’s definitely life-changing money for the talented 30-year-old who boasts a 3.72 career ERA.
He will have a say if the Phillies want to trade him to another team later down the road, by virtue of his full no-trade clause.
All things considered, it’s a pretty good deal for Nola and his family, who will get the chance to keep living in a nice city and won’t have to go through the stress of relocating.
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