Bryce Harper to the Phillies

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    Bryce Harper to the Phillies

    Harper to the Phillies, looks like he will sign for 13 years 330 million.
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    BOOOOOOOOOOO

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    For some reason I always liked Harper, but I hate the Phillies...so he's dead to me now!

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    The Phillies made some real moves this season. I am not a fan.

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    Why all the hate for the Phillies? I grew up listening to or watching the Phillies nearly every day. And outside of a few good years in the 70's, and early 2000's, they really haven't been a very good team.

    I'm not sure how I feel about the signing. Harper has been on a rollercoaster the last few years. No trade, no opt outs, he might finish his career with the Phillies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    Why all the hate for the Phillies?
    For me personally, because I'm a Braves fan. I did not want to see them improve the way they did this offseason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonFire View Post
    For me personally, because I'm a Braves fan. I did not want to see them improve the way they did this offseason.
    The lineup looks great. Defense must improve, and I'm still not sure they have enough pitching.

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    I have nothing against the Phillies, and I love watching Harper play. How do you give anyone a 13 year contract? I’m not sure there has ever been a player in the history of the sport worth 13 years. The Phillies are definitely setting up to still make a run at hometown guy Mike Trout as well. Could you imagine those guys on the same team? Yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I have nothing against the Phillies, and I love watching Harper play. How do you give anyone a 13 year contract? I’m not sure there has ever been a player in the history of the sport worth 13 years. The Phillies are definitely setting up to still make a run at hometown guy Mike Trout as well. Could you imagine those guys on the same team? Yikes.
    Well, with no trade, and no opt outs, Harper ain't going anywhere. And that number likely won't be considered as huge as it looks now, 7 or 8 years down the road. If the Phillies win anytime in the next several years, and Harper has a couple MVP/near MVP years, I don't think anyone will complain about the deal, regardless of what it looks like when Harper is in his late 30's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    Well, with no trade, and no opt outs, Harper ain't going anywhere. And that number likely won't be considered as huge as it looks now, 7 or 8 years down the road. If the Phillies win anytime in the next several years, and Harper has a couple MVP/near MVP years, I don't think anyone will complain about the deal, regardless of what it looks like when Harper is in his late 30's.
    Tell that to Angels fans.

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    Good for him; I don't begrudge anyone getting whatever they can get.

    That being said; that's too much money and too many years on the back end. Those contracts always have a way of outliving their usefulness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Tell that to Angels fans.
    If you’re talking about Pujols, this is a little different. Pujols was in his 30’s when he signed the long deal. Harper is 26, and the Phillies get (hopefully) much of Harper’s prime in the deal. The Angels didn’t get any of Pujols’ prime. Obviously there’s risk in the deal, and it could flop badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Good for him; I don't begrudge anyone getting whatever they can get.

    That being said; that's too much money and too many years on the back end. Those contracts always have a way of outliving their usefulness.

    If they win a title or two on the front end, trust me, Phillie fans won’t care about the back end.

    Interesting note, I read somewhere that when Harper collects his last check in 2031, Bobby Bonilla will still have 4 years left on his deal with the Mets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    Well, with no trade, and no opt outs, Harper ain't going anywhere. And that number likely won't be considered as huge as it looks now, 7 or 8 years down the road. If the Phillies win anytime in the next several years, and Harper has a couple MVP/near MVP years, I don't think anyone will complain about the deal, regardless of what it looks like when Harper is in his late 30's.
    It’s not really the money that’s the issue to me. The money is what it is. He was going to get paid. But 13 years is a LONG time.

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