HHP: jdwilde1 on Hellickson Trade


Per Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer “They still owe Hellickson roughly $7 million, which they will pay in order to sweeten the return.”

If this it accurate, it looks like Dan sold Cleavinger and the international slot money for about $1.7M, which is the approximate amount remaining on Kim’s $4.2M salary for 2017.  Further, if Hellickson pitches decently over the next month he could still be traded to a contender by August 31.  Any team claiming Hellickson would still be responsible for his remaining salary, so that would serve as a deterrent to most teams.  This could turn out to be a rather savvy move by the front office.