Monday, February 20, 2012

Kendrick Extension Update

Of note is the fact that Kendrick's base salary (not including potential incentives) decreases by about 500k for this season.  Seems to be another way the Phillies are trying to stay under the luxury tax. (*Edit: As astutely pointed out by contributor Fantusta, luxury tax is compiled via AAV of a total contract.  Therefore this move has virtually zero effect on the luxury tax for this season).


  1. Luxury tax calculations use AAV, not yearly salaries, so it might not actually help.

  2. Valid point. Curious that his base salary comes down then for this season