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Stark: Phillies Are Biggest Offseason Spenders

Jayson Stark writes the Phillies have spent the most money this offseason, pouring about $30 million into the payroll. According to Stark, the payroll will be in the $130M range:

Amazingly, that entire increase was spent on keeping the Phillies’ World Series cast in place – not on adding to it. Their two free-agent signees – Raul Ibanez and Chan Ho Park — will actually make significantly less money this year ($11 million combined) than their outgoing free agents – Pat Burrell, Tom Gordon and Rudy Seanez – made last year ($19.9 million).

Look, the Phillies spent money! Hooray!

That’s what a ring gets you.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Kev

    February 6, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    So now will people stop bitching about them spending money? lol

  2. Geoff

    February 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Oh yeah theyve showed me theyll spend money…im just concerned about the money they need to take OFF the payroll and add to that of the yankees………so that we can take what good pieces are left on teh yankees and use it to win EVEN MORE titles..

  3. NJ

    February 6, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    It was just disgusting the amount the Yankees had to play with just by the numbers coming off the roster.

  4. MA Phanatic

    February 6, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Everyone knows it’s not how much money you spend, it’s HOW you spend it. Clearly the Yankees are examples of that.

  5. Kev

    February 7, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Geoff, this is a phillies website, stop talking about the yankees, god damn

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