Padres stole the titles this week when the elite players of the game, Manny Machado third prize-winner signed a 10-year $ 300M guarantee. But it seems that Machado's pickup will be the only massive clash of free agencies this year. Boras has focused more on the still-unemployed left-wing Dallas Kuechel than Harper, Ken Rosenthal and Dennis Lynn of the Athletic Report . Keuchel will be a remarkable addition to him, but the chances of signing Padres-needy Padres are not big, according to Rosenthal and Lynn, who note that this is a "long stroke." This is due to a report from John Hayman from the MLB Network who writes on Saturday that the pundits "do not see a fit" for Keuchel. "Plus a guarantee, he seems to be increasingly likely to head for Philadelphia. Phyllis, who had just held his second meeting with Harper, was considered to be the favorites to sign him throughout the season. What's more, it does not seem like there are other teams to deal with the price of six-times the All-Star price.
The nationalists, Harper's only team so far, may have "moved"; White Sox, despite their clear weaknesses in the field, reportedly will not bid for Harper; and the giants, despite their own questions, do not seem ready to give the former NL MVP a long-term contract. If you do not change the heart of one of these clubs or the appearance of an aggressive mystery team (s), then Harper to Phyllis still seems the most likely outcome for this prolonged derby. year-old Keuchel barely dominated the titles at the end of last season. Although Keuchel is the old winner of AL Cy Young with excellent results, nothing suggests that someone has been chasing him with great pleasure in recent months. Of course, he and Boras may not have helped Hearler's cause at an excessive price in early winter – it's been reported for six to seven years and between $ 25 and $ 30 million. Since the start of the season, Keuchel's next contract has always seemed a solid bet that is less than that price in terms of both the length and the dollar. his entire career since he chose him in the seventh round of the 2009 project. Not only can Astros use another proven starter but owner Jim Crane suggested this week that the team did not close the door when Keuchel signed.