Aaron Nola isn't going anywhere.
In the young MLB offseason, the Phillies prioritized re-signing the starting pitcher, who has been in the organization since being drafted in 2014. The seven-year deal will extend him through the 2030 season, which will mark his 16th year in Philadelphia.
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If he stays put, he will pass Steve Carlton (15 seasons) as the longest tenured Phillies pitcher. He'll also land just two seasons behind Mike Schmidt as the longest tenured Phillies player with 18 seasons.
It's a big deal.
For seven more years, we'll be able to look forward to Nola days at Citizens Bank Park … and fans are making their excitement known (as they should):
Welcome back, Noles. Actually, welcome home.