Originally written on PhilsBaseball  |  Last updated 8/27/13
Utley reminded us just how special he is with his recent contract extension, a hometown discount if I ever there was. Utley could have tested free agency and would have received more money - that is a fact. Why would a player do that? Take less money on a team with aspirations for 90 losses? It might be because he doesn't want to move his family. It could be that his wife told him to stay. It could be that he loves the city of Philadelphia. Or it could be as simple as being too lazy to move. But I believe he signed this contract for us. The fans.
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