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    Bryce Harper Signs Record Deal With Phillies

    He’s hit the jackpot. The former Washington Nationals slugger has agreed to a record 13-year, $330 million deal with the Phillies, finally ending a dramatic and drawn-out free-agency contest. The 26-year-old outfielder, who reportedly hopes to play in one city for the rest of his career, also snagged a no-trade clause in the deal.

    Is he worth the big bucks? Harper, a No. 1 draft pick, NL MVP and six-time All Star, is undoubtedly talented, but has also been described as volatile and arrogant, while his injuries may have prevented him from reaching his full potential.

    Don’t miss OZY’s take on the future of baseball’s megastars.

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