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- Dec 31, 2011
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.282/.335./487Why is Harper assumed to get more than Machado?
Only argument you could potentially make for Manny deserving more is he can play the premier position in the game right now. However, he is not all that great at that position defensively...much better 3B and probably a below average SS defensively.
Other than that, it is hard to look past a 78 point difference in OPS for a lot of people. That is a huge, huge gap. And teams are much more open to looking past bad defense in the OF as opposed to being bad defensively up the middle.
I don't think he gets a ton more than Machado, but he is definitely worth more to an MLB team than Machado for a number of reasons.