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MLB’s great free agent class is limping towards the finish line

posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:01 AM by PHS Warrior Beat


By: Shawn Taylor


   This years free agent class of 2018 in the MLB was thought to be the mother of all free agent classes.

    “The one leaving baseball executives salivating.” said by usa today.com.

    These executives know that a checkbook can turn around their teams season with adding just one of these free agents to their team if not more.

    “You had CY Young winners, MVP’s and a plethora of all stars, and a pair of 26 year old generational players”. The sudden free agent group is looking at little barren.

    Manny Machado and Bryce harper are both 25 years of age and have been healthy all of this year, they have both put up numbers in the past years leading up to this year but within a year these two could possibly be free agents or sign with a team, they each could sign contracts worth at least $350 million, $400 million or even $500 million dollars for a certain amount of years, record setting deals.

    “There hasn't been a young record commodity since Alex Rodriguez in 2000 when he signed a record setting deal for 10 years worth $252 million with the texas rangers as a 25 year old”.

    Bryce Harper and Manny Machado could both double A- Rod’s deal, the Nationals, Phillies and Yankees are the priority suitors and the Phillies and Cubs are the primary suitors for Machado.

    But once all that money flows both Harper’s and Machado’s way that could eliminate anymore big contract deals. A free agent class that was looking so beautiful a couple of years go is now looking scarred bc of power pitching and power hitting.

    The starting pitching market has gone through a drop in starting pitching both Clayton Kershaw and David Price. Both could be on the free agent market as pitchers. Clayton Kershaw who is on the disabled list still is owed 65 million by the LA Dodgers for two more years and David Price is owed 127 million by the red sox.


Edited By:JC

Uploaded:6/13/18

Sources:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2018/06/11/mlb-free-agents-class-2018-bryce-harper-manny-machado/690691002/


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