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  • Chase Utley Keeps Going

    Chase Utley's contract that he signed before this season is for two years 2018 & 2019 (not an easy thing to negotiate at age 39, when so many players in their late 30s are being signed to only one year deals.) So far he's played in 17 of the Dodgers first 20 games and hit .302. I could speculate that Utley didn't get to the majors until age 24 in 2003 and turned 25 late that year. - a fairly late MLB career start - and so he's motivated to stay in the majors for as long as possible. If he stays with the Dodgers through the 2019 postseason he will be almost 41 when the contract concludes. (born: December 17,1978).
    Utley had so many problems with his legs back in 2011 and 2012 and he had such a poor offensive season in 2015, which resulted in his trade from the Phillies to the Dodgers that it's amazing that he's still in the majors and is a semi-regular with one of the best teams in baseball. Even a slight resurgence by him is somewhat heartwarming to his long-time fans.
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 04-23-2018, 05:28 PM.

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