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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    All I have to say is that the Sox have been under they radar the entire time on Harper. It would make sense to continue to be. No advantage to leak that they are in.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Honestly, it came down to insurance against bad health. Manny would have probably accepted it without the Padres offer. I would not be surprised if this is not more popular going forward, baseball has guaranteed contracts unlike other sports. This gets out of that if the player is too hurt to play. Definitley Manny’s perragotive to not take that. However, you cannot ultimately say it was cheap.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    The point is, they are not unattainable or crazy. Unwise, yes it made sense for him to take the guarantee. However, it wasn’t a crazy like he must win x amount of MVPs or All-Star games.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Jeff Bagwell
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Here is David Ortiz. The point, yes it may have not been a good idea with the others guaranteeing 300. However, it was not like a silly MVP voting or All Star requirement. And if they intentionally benched him to not make it, you think the players union wouldn’t be up in arms? Honesty, it was unwise, but not ultimately cheap.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Here is the injury prone Frank Thomas.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    I know we all think the vesting option was a joke at the end of the contract. But 550 plate appearances at 34 and 35 isn’t that hard for a HOF player. Here is Pujols.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    I have been thinking about this since yesterday’s drama unfolded and I have come to two reasons for optimism that they are actually trying on Harper (albeit unlikely). 1) The Sox wanted to get Manny for under 300 million. Bryce however, rejected that before free agency started. They always knew he was going to want/need that. 2) What would they gain from pivoting in that press conference to saying, “Now we are shifting our attention to Harper”. They gain nothing by that. They keep negotiations close to the vest like they like (who here yesterday at this time would have thought the Sox would have made ANY offer that COULD reach $350 million? And they avoid another giant let down back to back if they don’t win again. Again, I am not saying this is likely, but it is explainable.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    https://twitter.com/mlbinsider_/status/1097699654807052288?s=21
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