Metallikid wrote:Harper knows he won't be a good player into his thirties so he wants all the money now. I bet he goes back to the Nats for 10 years and $240 mil. Machado will take a shorter deal.
How does he ‘know’ he won’t be a good player into his 30’s? That’s not generally how the ego of high level athletes works.
But the reason he wants as much money and as big a contract as possible right now is because Scott Boras is his agent and certainly told him he could get this for him. And odds look now like he’s right.