MLB off-season filled with excitement


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Bryce Harper is at the top of a series of important trades in the MLB.

Andrew Golvash, Staff Writer

This Major League Baseball off-season has been one for the ages with all of its crazy signings and trades.

None have been bigger than the deal involving Bryce Harper, who signed a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Phillies, making this the biggest contract in North American sports history. Harper has been nothing but a stud during his time in the league and now he gears up for a playoff run in Philadelphia.

The runner-up in the off-season sweepstakes would be Manny Machado, who got a 10-year, $300 million deal to go play ball for the San Diego Padres.

Machado has been part of some controversy from when he played with the Dodgers, whether it be for dirty play or not hustling enough on the field. However, what San Diego will get in Machado is a star with his best years ahead of him.

Fans also saw a bunch of big pitchers going off the board, with Patrick Corbin being the biggest one. He went to the Nationals in a six-year deal worth $140 million. Corbin has been a dominant pitcher during his time in Arizona. Washington now will have one of the top three pitching rotations in the league.

There also was the lefty reliever Andrew Miller, who made his way over to the Pirates’ division rivals in St. Louis for a light price of $25 million over two years.

Fans also saw Adam Ottavino go to the Yankees. Ottavino, being one of the best relievers in the game, now has given the Yankees undoubtedly the best bullpen in all of baseball.

With all of these big signings going down, free agency still has some big names up for grabs, such as Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel and even shutdown Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel. So there is still a chance for some quiet teams to make some big noise in a already memorable off-season.