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Schmuck: Bryce Harper got more money, Manny Machado got higher salary and it all makes sense

Schmuck: Bryce Harper got more money, Manny Machado got higher salary and it all makes sense

So now we finally have the answer to the baseball question of the ages, which has been debated since Bryce Harper and Manny Machado were barely old enough to vote.

Who would get more money when they both became eligible for free agency after the 2018 season?

The simple answer is Harper, but it’s not really that simple. He reportedly agreed to a 13-year deal worth $330 million with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, breaking the record for the largest contract in the history of North American professional sports. It also means super agent Scott Boras can be seen in public again.

It isn’t that simple because

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