I am pretty happy to have one of the 2 or 3 best catchers in baseball for a while, if that's the case. But they could have signed Grandal last year and probably won 81 games. I think Wilson Ramos and Alfaro also combined for 3.0 WAR.
I like the aggression that got us JT though. He was available, the price was acceptable, they knew it would also appeal to Harper, they pulled the trigger.
Pass on Addison Russell. May as well just keep Herrera. Or Franco (I realize Russell can play much better defense but that is just the vibe I get off him, and when you throw in the domestic violence, no thanks.)
Who's the longest-tenured Phillies player now, Neris?