Bryce Harper is now a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, as the 26-year-old superstar made his free agent decision official today.
Harper sets a record for the largest contract in the history of professional sports with his new $330 million deal.
Now that we know Harper’s decision, it is clear that his main motivation was topping Giancarlo Stanton’s 13-year $325 million contract to set the new record.
Adding Harper caps off a busy offseason for Philadelphia, that has seen them add five former All-Stars to their roster.
Philadelphia could still use some help with their pitching staff, but they have now completely revamped their starting lineup.
Even with Harper in tow, the Phillies are no lock for the postseason, as the National League East has become the most competitive division in baseball.
In fact, based on weighted runs created last season, the Phillies lineup is not even the best in the division.
Based on those stats, the Mets actually feature the best lineup in the NL East, with the Phillies and Nationals just behind them.
Whether the Phillies make it to the post season or not, they now have baseball’s biggest star locked up for the remainder of his career.
Stephen Strasburg Sets Record for Fastest to 1,500 Strikeouts
Stephen Strasburg is often overlooked when talking about the best starting pitchers in baseball.
Based on the incredible start to his career, which saw him strike out 92 batters in his first 68 innings pitched as a rookie, Strasburg has been considered a disappointment by some.
This is only due to the unreasonable expectations that were put on Strasburg, as many expected him to become the best starting pitcher in the MLB.
While he is not the best pitcher in baseball, or even the best pitcher on his team, Strasburg now owns a piece of MLB history that shows that he has had a better career than we give him credit for.
When you find your name above Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez on any list, you know you are doing something right. This is the case for Strasburg, as he has reached the 1,500 strikeout mark faster than any pitcher in MLB history.
At just 30 years old, and signed under contract for five more seasons, Stephen Strasburg still has plenty of time to add to his career strikeout numbers.
Noah Syndergaard Throws Historic Complete Game Shutout
After getting off to a slow start this season, New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard put together a historic performance on Thursday.
Syndergaard threw a complete game shutout and also hit a solo home run to account for the only run scored in the game by either team.
Syndergaard became the first pitcher since 1983 to accomplish this feat and was the first Mets pitcher to ever do so.
By throwing this complete game shutout, Syndergaard lowered his season ERA from 6.35 down to 5.02.
This will be a huge confidence boost for Syndergaard moving forward, as he was coming off one of the roughest stretches of his career.
With a great start under his belt, Thor can get back to doing what he does best. Making jokes on social media.
Corey Kluber Fracture Forearm on 102 MPH Line Drive
Corey Kluber is the Cleveland Indians ace and one of the best starting pitchers in baseball.
Unfortunately he will be on the sideline for some time now, after sustaining a fractured forearm in tonight’s game.
While Kluber was trying to get out the way of the line drive, he accidentally did the worst thing, using his pitching arm to shield the rest of his body.
The result ended up being a non-displaced fracture of his right ulna bone.
Behind their ace, the Indians have won the AL Central in each of the last three years.
They are currently 2.5 games back from the Minnesota Twins in the division, so any prolonged absence from Kluber will be tough for his team to overcome.
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