Two big names in baseball sign with new teams


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Baseball on the Chalk Line of the Infield

Gavin Buchanan, Reporter

Two of baseball’s biggest stars are now finally taken off the board. After the long wait both players gave fans, both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper have chosen a new team. Arguably two of the Major League Baseball’s (MLB) best young players, much debate had sprouted over where they would end up at the start of the 2019-2020 season.

Manny Machado sealed his deal about a week before Harper with the San Diego Padres for a whopping 300 million dollars over 10 seasons. At the time, it was the largest sports contract ever signed. Machado, who played for both the Baltimore Orioles and and the World Series appearing Los Angeles Dodgers last season, thinks that San Diego is the right choice after passing up a contract offered by the Chicago White Sox. He is one of the premier shortstop/third base threats in the major league and the Padres are happy to have acquired his young talent.

Harper is known for his flashy home runs and his unorthodox bat flips, so it was not a surprise for most fans to find out he signed an even larger contract than Machado. Also passing up on an offer from the White Sox, Harper decided to take his talents to the City Brotherly love. The Philadelphia Phillies offered Harper a humongous 13 year/330 million dollar contract to beat Machado’s fresh set record. Both of these moves will definitely shake up the MLB this season and majority of baseball fans are eager to see how things will play out this season.

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