Chase Utley’s $27 Million Deal Could be Worth $75 Million

Chase Utley is sticking with the Phillies for the 2014 and 2015 season thanks to a contract that guarantees the star second baseman $27 million. Utley could, though, earn up to $75 million through if he stays healthy and on the playing field. His 2015 salary is guaranteed at just $10 million, with about $5 million in addition promised should he miss no more than 15 games due to the knee problems that dogged him in 2011 and 2012. After the first two years, contract options kick in to the tune of $15 million per year if Utley makes 500 appearances at home plate. Now that’s an incentive. []