National League East

Schmuck: Orioles' Manny Machado, Nationals' Bryce Harper take different roads to free agency

Schmuck: Orioles' Manny Machado, Nationals' Bryce Harper take different roads to free agency

There obviously will be no talk of a Beltway World Series when the Orioles and Washington Nationals renew their interleague rivalry starting Monday at Camden Yards. There will only be Manny and Bryce.

Two of baseball’s brightest young stars are headed for free agency at the end of this season and they are going about the very public quest to become the highest-paid player in the sport’s history in very different ways.

Well, off the field, at least.

Both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper entered the weekend ranked among the top 10 in the major leagues in home runs and RBIs, with Machado leading in the latter category. They both seem at...

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