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It was no secret that the Phillies were in the game for both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper throughout the entire free agency process. In fact, the Phillies were all in, talking about spending "super money" in attempts to land one, if not both of the prizes in this year's free agency. We know how it all turned out now with Machado signing with the Padres for $300 million over 10 years. After many tense moments being the favorites then reportedly the underdogs, the Phillies inked Harper for 13 years and $330 millions. Some people thought the Phillies had Machado...

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The San Diego Padres finished the 2018 season with the second worst record in the National League and barely avoided the dreaded 100-loss mark, finishing 66-96.  There was little to build upon, as the team ranked near the bottom in earned run average, batting average, home runs and runs scored. Clearly, the Padres needed to address nearly every area this off season. The top two players in the free agent pool this off season, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, were sought after by many teams, including the Padres. After a long, arduous process, the Padres landed Machado for 10 years...

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