I was at the ball park when news of the Phillies’ deal with Harper began to trickle through the crowd of 3800 people. Voices got higher as excitement rose while word passed by word of mouth. Then it got eerily quiet, even for such a sparse crowd. I looked around and every fan over 12 and under 60 had his/her cell phone out, checking the veracity of the rapidly spreading rumor. Within moments, the noise returned.
Reports state that he will receive $330M over 13 years with no opt out, no trade clause, and no deferred money. His AAV would be around $25.4M.
Here are a series of tweets I received. I’m sure many of you have seen most of them. Some are kinda funny. BTW, it appears that Jon Heyman broke the news. A national reporter. I was wrong about that.