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Philadelphia Phillies: Why Bryce Harper Chose Length over Dollars

Bryce Harper to the Philadelphia Phillies

In S2E4 of the podcast, Manny and CT discuss the following: Bryce Harper’s record-breaking contract with the Philadelphia Phillies; what Mike Trout is worth in today’s market; and whether or not the Yankees will “crush” the team HR record again.

In this episode, Manny and CT discuss the contract Bryce Harper signed last week with the Philadelphia Phillies. The record-breaking deal is for 13-years and $330M, and is $5M more than Giancarlo Stanton got from the Miami Marlins in 2014. 

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Surprisingly, the deal includes no opt-outs, a no-trade clause, no deferrals, and seems to prioritize longevity over AAV dollars. What’s more, before signing the contract, Harper consulted a lot with Mike Trout about playing in Philly.

“I talked to him a lot,” Harper said of the two-time American League MVP.

He continued: “Just trying to get a hometown kid to tell me what he felt about the organization and the area and things like that. He’s a kid who grew up seeing the Philadelphia Phillies have success, so going through those times with the fans and things like that. It was good to get his perspective and hear how he felt.”


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Other topics discussed this episode

What is Mike Trout worth in this market?

Mike Trout vs Mookie Betts?

Aaron Judge thinks that the Yankees can crush the team HR record again next season. The Yankees set the all-time record last season with 267.

“You get this whole team healthy, we’re going to crush the record that we set last year,” Judge said, per Coley Harvey of ESPN.com. “We’ve got a good team, a lot of guys that could make a lot of solid contact, and a lot of big boys that when they make contact, man, it goes. We’re a team that’s primed and ready to do that.”

S2E4 was produced & edited by Manny and L.A.

Music for ALL episodes by VM VargaRapternal Music by Notty Productions

ALL artwork on this site and for the Pod is by Luigi Gomez

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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