The contract includes no opt-outs, meaning the Phillies now have complete control of one of the best young players in baseball for the next 13 years. At just 26 years old, that will be arguably the prime of the career for a player that many feel is on a Hall of Fame track.
Earlier in the off-season, the Phillies seemed more interested in former Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop and third baseman Manny Machado. Machado signed a 10-year, $300 million with the San Diego Padres on Feb. 21.
On Tuesday, the Rockies signed Nolan Arenado to an eight-year deal worth $260 million — $32.5 million per season — with a three-year opt-out.