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Started by hockeyfan1, February 19, 2019, 02:06:13 AM
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Quote from: hockeyfan1 on February 19, 2019, 03:57:48 PMThe $300M man. Manny Machado signs with the San Diego Padres making him the highest paid player in the history of MLB -- 10 yrs/$300M.Story:http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26031051/manny-machado-san-diego-padres-reach-deal
Quote from: Arn on March 02, 2019, 06:26:41 PMHarper signs for Phillie and refuses to take number 34 in honour of Roy Halladay
Quote from: Guilt Trip on March 03, 2019, 11:35:49 PM I know it doesn't tell the whole story but that's a lot of cash for a guy who's hit 30+ homeruns twice and 100 RBI's once.
Quote from: bustaheims on March 04, 2019, 01:33:45 PMQuote from: Guilt Trip on March 03, 2019, 11:35:49 PM I know it doesn't tell the whole story but that's a lot of cash for a guy who's hit 30+ homeruns twice and 100 RBI's once.When Harper's at his best, he's one of the top 4 or 5 bats in the game. The issue that injuries and inconsistency have plagued him throughout his career. The Phillies are banking on getting more of him at his best then not. History says that's unlikely, but, if they get that guy one of every 3 seasons - that could be enough to make them champions instead of also-rans.
Quote from: L K on March 04, 2019, 10:26:28 PMThe "going rate" for WAR is something like 7 million/1.0 WAR. That calculation might be a little old now but it would necessitate Harper being a 4+ WAR player in the early years of this contract to justify it. He has hit >4.0 WAR in 3 of his 7 seasons so far. Harper has one ridiculous season in his career and a number of very good seasons but he's way too inconsistent for me. Injuries might explain some of that away but the truly elite guys shouldn't have seasons of 1.1, 1.3 and 1.5 WAR under their belt.
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