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 Posted: Fri Mar 1st, 2019 04:10 pm
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'18-'19 POTY, 1st Ballot HOFer

Joined: Thu Jan 31st, 2008
Location: Blue Ball, Pennsylvania USA
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KGB wrote: Was just listening to MLB radio and the host was very chuffed about the deal the Phillies got. As he put it, the Phillies got 13 years for the same money that most people expected him to see in 10. In other words, they get three "free" years at the back end of the contract. Those years are in the contract to lower the AAV, which puts the Phillies in a good place regarding the luxury tax and frees up money to make a serious run at Mike Trout. Also, with no opt-out, the Phillies hold all the cards going forward. On a year-to-year basis, they signed him for a good deal less than Machado. Good stuff.Machado looks like a bank robber after Harper's contract gets reviewed.  And Harper is the one that has Boras as his agent.  I'm telling you, Harper overruled a lot of Boras' advice and it wouldn't surprise me to see Harper get a new agent going forward because he simply doesn't need Boras anymore.  He's locked in for the rest of his career.

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