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In the end, Manny Machado got his record-breaking contract, and sometime soon - maybe by the All-Star break? - Bryce Harper will get his as well. For that you must give their respective agents, Dan Lozano and Scott Boras, their due: They are able to sell their clients as the best players in the game and thus worthy of the highest contracts in the game. There is a reason, however, why neither ...

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By Wednesday afternoon, pitchers and catchers will have reported to 29 of the 30 major league baseball spring training camps. (For some reason, the Atlanta Braves don't report until Feb. 15). And yet, Bryce Harper, who had two 1.000+ OPS seasons before his 25th birthday, does not have a job. Neither does Manny Machado, an extraordinary infielder who has averaged 35 home runs in each of his ...

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PHILADELPHIA - If the waiting is the hardest part, then Major League Baseball free agency is the most excruciating exercise in professional sports. The market opened Nov. 3, which means superstars such as Bryce Harper and Manny Machado have had almost four weeks to make up their minds about which team they'd like to make them filthy rich. The answer is not likely to come at least until the ...

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LOS ANGELES - When he signed a $93-million, three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Clayton Kershaw opted not to test a free-agent market headlined by a pair of younger generational talents in Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Not that Kershaw isn't a generational talent himself. But he chose the safer deal, one that did not test the theory that he was in decline ...

It was a perfect storm of star power talent, the Evil Empire of franchises and the growing influence of social media. And really, it meant nothing. Wednesday a photoshopped rendering of Manny Machado in a Yankees uniform appeared under the Baseballoverload Instagram account and was liked by the verified account of, well, Machado. The tease raised the stakes of the rumors that Machado could ...