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Philadelphia Phillies, Bryce Harper Agree on 13-Year, $330M Deal

Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies agree on a 13-year, $330M deal.

After months of waiting, Bryce Harper has finally found a team. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Phillies announced that they have signed the superstar outfielder to a 13-year, $330M deal.

Two weeks into Spring Training and after all of the rumors circulating, Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have finally come to terms on a deal. On Thursday, Twitter was abuzz with reports of the terms of the deal which is worth $330M over 13-years.

The shocking part of this contract is that:

  1. It includes NO OPT-OUT clauses
  2. It includes a NO-TRADE clause
  3. It does not include any deferrals.

This means that Bryce Harper will be a member of the Phillies through age 38 unless he approves a trade somewhere down the line. Also, considering that the AAV of this contract is under $25M, if the marriage between Harper and the Phillies doesn’t pan out, a trade isn’t entirely out of the question 3-4 years from now.

With this contract, Harper officially has the largest contract in baseball history, edging Giancarlo Stanton‘s contract of 13-years, $325M. At the same time, the deal essentially saves the Phillies some money to go out an perhaps add another piece.

Perhaps, Craig Kimbrel?

With this move – and the addition of Jean Segura, David Robertson, Jean Segura, and Andrew McCutchen – the Philadelphia Phillies officially become the team to beat in the NL East, leaving the rest of the division wondering what the hell happened.

Having grown up in Washington Heights, a small Dominican neighborhood just one mile away from Yankee Stadium, Manny is a life-long Yankees fan. He began pursuing his passion for writing about baseball in March 2018 when he co-founded a small baseball media company called Welcome to THE SHOW. Manny is also a contributor at Call to the Pen. Follow Manny on twitter @MannyGo3.

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