Phillies Land McCutchen

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Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies have reached a three-year deal worth $50MM with former MVP Andrew McCutchen, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred. The deal also includes a fourth-year option.

The Phillies outfield depth only gets stronger with McCutchen joining talented ballplayers in Roman Quinn, Nick Williams, and Odúbel Herrera. Expect McCutchen to push Quinn to the bench and the Phillies can pick which corner outfield spot they would like to place Andrew McCutchen in. Also, this gives the Phillies some coverage in center field if Herrera needs a day off.

Furthermore, Cutch is obviously not the same player he used to be, but he will provide this Phillies team with leadership and bring some clutch hitting to that lineup on an everyday basis.

In addition, Cutch finished last year with a .255 batting average and 2.7 WAR. He did hit 20 home runs and drove in 65 RBIs in 569 at-bats, plus he swiped 14 bags.

Finally, with the Phillies signing Andrew McCutchen, expect the team to not pursue Bryce Harper, but I do see them still in the Manny Machado sweepstakes.

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