A couple of days ago, I put together a look at how well premier free agents Manny Machado and Bryce Harper fit on all 30 teams.
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From the free agents set to cash in to the big-name stars, sure to come up in trade rumors all winter long. discussions on the many Facebook message boards on which I lurk, the correct answer would be neither. Begge er de epitome of the spoiled, lazy modern player og ville være kancere i klubhuset eller et hvilket som helst lag forsøger at vinne. At least that's what I keep reading. Om welke reden dan ook, mensen worden erg boos op dingen op sociale media.
Er is geen team in de majors die het niet zou willen om Machado en Harper als het kon veroorloven. They are that good. In fact, they are apparently good enough to generate widespread disdain, which is about as good a compliment as you can get.
So let's start with that: If I'm running a team, I'd love to have either player as a foundation piece. There are 45 players in big league history to have generated at least 580 runs created through their age-25 season. That's Machado's career total, which happens to be seven more than Stan Musial at the same age. Harper has created 682 runs, which ranks 22nd on the 25th and under leaderboard. He's ahead of players like Shoeless Joe Jackson, Rogers Hornsby, Tris Speaker and Lou Gehrig.