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      02-28-2019, 04:19 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by RickFLM4 View Post
Harper gets $330M over 13 years. That's a really long commitment but I actually like the deal better for the Phillies than the Machado deal for the Padres. Lower annual value and no re-negotiating in a few years if he plays really well since there is no opt out. (Plus I wouldn't want Machado...)
"Only" $25M per year allows flexibility for future FAs. Ownership has their eye on a certain center fielder on the west coast who may become available after '20 season.
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