By Sam Bush
The Phillies have more than $72 million committed to seven players, not including those eligible for salary arbitration.
But the most important number here is three.
They have only three players under contract beyond 2020 (Jean Segura above, Odubel Herrera and Scott Kingery), which gives the club loads of payroll flexibility to sign Manny Machado or Bryce Harper or J. A. Happ.
The Phillies’ offseason has been relatively quiet to this point, but it does not mean it will remain that way.
They could make more noise than anybody else next week in Vegas.