Philliesand Tracking Details; Aaron Nola appeared At least two teams have offered Aaron Nola less than the Phillies, according to a report.
Philadelphia Phillies The Philadelphia Phillies signed shortstop Aaron Nola to a seven-year contract. But how close are the Phillies to losing him? An investigation by the Philadelphia Inquirer found two teams were after Nola, paying less than the $172 million he ultimately received from the Phillies. One of those teams is Atlanta, a team that has been heavily linked to Nola since the start of free agency. According to the Inquirer , the Braves began pursuing Nola with a six-year, $162 million contract worth $27 million per year. For perspective, Nola has a contract that will pay him $24.5 million per year.
With negotiations between Nola and the Phillies heating up, the Braves have increased their offer. Another team involved was the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team eager for Clayton Kershaw’s surgery, and the possible suspension of Julio Urias for part of 2024. It looks like the Dodgers on the table, worth $165 million.
There was no time. If Nola and Paragon Sports International’s representatives are waiting to fight, the offers from the Braves and Dodgers appear to be enough to tempt the Phillies into offering less money and one year of security. In 2023, 12 wins, 9 losses, 4.46 ERA, 202 strikeouts and 45 walks, he has recorded more than 200 strikeouts in each of his last five seasons.
The Phillies may want him, but a budget with a 90-71 record and a 3.73 career ERA will have plenty of fans. He also played in an All-Star Game, a World Series and finished in the top 10 for the Cy Young Award three times.