Only eight ten-year, $100+ million contracts have been signed in the history of Major League Baseball. This offseason, it’s still quite possible that two more get done.
Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, the top two free agents on the 2018-19 market, are still unsigned. On Baseball Twitter, there are often heated discussions about the true value of both marquee free agents. I’m a believer that $300 million is completely acceptable for either of these two generational talents, and while many agree with me, some do not. In fact, one of the biggest arguments against signing Machado and Harper has been that “no ten-year deal has ever panned out.”
Well, I’m here today to debunk that myth.
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