- Oct 1, 2012
It's definitely a gamble. However, the Phillies needed star power. They've done very well this offseason, but getting Machado or Harper was imperative. They have lacked that star power since Utley, Rollins, Howard, Hamels, Halladay, etc. And yes, the deal is long, and for a lot of money, but the average yearly dollars is 25.4, which is pretty cheap for a player of his caliber. I could not be happier.I'll check back with you in 2029!