Bryce Harper, Harper Machado, Baseball discussed on Arrive Early, Leave Late


And so if you say, you know, like in most sports where you have like a salary capital say is okay. The players get fifty percent of revenue or whatever. Whatever. However, it is to cut up the pie. Baseball doesn't have anything that strict. So I think that what happens now is now does the system hasn't changed for the most part. And now when they hit free agency. I think what the players are thinking is like look the revenues have gone up that much more. So you should be paid that much money. And that's why you know couple years ago we were hearing about the possibility of a four hundred million dollar contract for Machado or a Harper. And I think that now though, right when the teams kind of look at this they're thinking while four hundred a lot of money, and it's so much more say than Cory Seager, rookie main half a million dollars, even this. Here's an arbitration guy. He's going to make. Four million. And now of a sudden you're gonna you're talking about paying one guy forty million a year. So you can kind of see why teams are kind of naturally reluctant to go. There realistically. I mean, they're going to have to kind rip up the collective bargaining agreement and probably find a way to pay the younger players more. I get that side of it at the same time. I kind of think again, like the players are the ones that are kind of making this money. This is the way the deals kind of set up, and if you kind of look at it again by how much revenue these guys generator stuff. I mean, realistically the Harper Machado are kinda worth that much the money. Is there the revenues? They're the teams will argue the system's flawed that doesn't mean that we should be making bad decisions and just like purposely overpaying people either. Yeah. I mean realistically to the result in a strike after the twenty twenty one season. So yeah, we we have that to look forward to. But I mean, it's I think to me is this really kind of disappointing. When you when you look at it from baseball Sandpoint that right? I mean think about NBA free agency. It's a party. Yeah. And free agency is used to promote the sport. It's used to get people excited and baseball. Free agency. These teams are telling their fans. Okay. Yeah. This guy might be a top five player in the league. But actually, if we get him our franchise is gonna be worse off. I mean, what we'll kind of wait is that to sell your product. So by sign Bryce Harper. We're going to be bad. Incorrect, you know. And so like in eventually when Harper does sign it if he does get a big contract. I'm sure there's going to be a writer locally who says like, well, it was really a smart thing to do. What is going on with your sport? Dylan I'm done with it. My sport. I cover cover the Baseball Writers Association. That's true. They won't have me. Well, you know, these teams have revenue sharing and actually like I mean when you talk about the Phillies, the reason they're considered like a contender for Harper and even like an attractive destinations because all these years there were tanking. They accumulated a lot of good draft picks. Their farm system is pretty flush with young talent. Those guys are coming up. Now. Now, add the superstar to and now there's going to be a really good core around him sounds like the dodgers ran yet reminds me a little bit kind of like the whether dodgers were kind of in the late two thousands. When you had the Russell Martin and Audrey Ethier, and Matt and those guys coming up, and then you added like Emmanuel mirrors to that team. And all of a sudden, okay now, you have something because you have this. You went out and got the superstar in now you have the supporting cast around it. So I think that that's the general blueprint that those teams are trying to follow..

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