Just how much money do Phillies have coming off their books this offseason? originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Phillies have a substantial amount of money coming off of their books this offseason — more than $60 million with the expiring contracts of four players in Jake Arrieta, Didi Gregorius, David Robertson and J.T. Realmuto.
From a luxury tax perspective, those four expiring average annual salaries equal $60.5 million.
Jose Alvarez ($2.95M), Phil Gosselin ($1M) and Tommy Hunter ($850,000) reach free agency too, clearing up another $4.8 million.
That’s over $65 million that was applied to the Phillies’ 2020 luxury tax threshold that won’t be applied in 2021. That’s a ton of wiggle room for the Phillies to accomplish what needs to be accomplished this offseason by signing Realmuto, adding pitching and potentially bringing back Gregorius.
Beyond that $65 million, the Phillies can clear even more money if they