Bob Brookover: Phillies still have plenty of work ahead even after re-signing J.T. Realmuto

The Phillies did what they had to do Tuesday, but there is still more to be done. By re-signing catcher J.T. Realmuto to a five-year deal worth $115.5 million, managing partner John Middleton made a lot of people happy. That list, of course, starts with Realmuto. It was clear long before the two-time all-star catcher reached the free-agent market that he had his sights set on raising the salary bar for players at his position. That mission was accomplished by the point.five the Phillies added to the end of his salary. At $23.1 million per year, Realmuto surpassed the $23 million per year Joe M…

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