Utley Inks $85 Million
Utley hit .309 last season with 40 doubles, 32 homers, 102 RBIs and 131 runs. He also had a 35-game hitting streak that tied for the 10th-longest in history; the longest ever by a second baseman.
Chase became the 15th player in major league history (the second from Philly after Chuck Klein in the early 1930s) to hit .300 while recording 200 hits, 30 homers, 100 RBIs, 40 doubles and 130 runs in a single season. He led Big League second basemen in longballs, RBIs, hits and runs scored for the past two seasons.
His agent, Arn Tellem, explained that when the Phillies came to them with this huge multiyear deal, Chase didn't really have to think twice since he loves Philadelphia and is hoping to retire there.
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