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Bryce Harper Hits 406-Foot, Broken Bat Home Run

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If you want to see what pure strength looks like, look no further.

On Monday against the New York Mets at Citi Field, Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper hit his Major League leading eighth home run of the year off Jacob deGrom. And it was by far his most impressive:

Power vs power. Harper vs deGrom. Advantage, Harper. Even while shattering his bat and still going 400+ feet. Insane.

Very Barry Bonds-esque.

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As of Thursday, Harper’s hitting .288/.471/.712 in 19 games with his eight dingers and 18 RBIs (second most in baseball). Not bad for a contract year. Hitting the cover off the ball even while shattering bats. Nothing short of impressive.

That $400 million contract that many are speculating is looking more realistic each day. Should be a fun summer watching Harper mash as he tries to win his second National League MVP before likely signing the richest deal in baseball history.

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Phillies Sign Andrew McCutchen to 3-Year, $50M Contract

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The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to terms with free agent veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen on a 3-year, $50 million contract, according to The Athletic’s Matt Gelb.

McCutchen, 32, started the 2018 campaign with the San Francisco Giants before being traded to the New York Yankees ahead of the MLB trade deadline.

McCutchen performed well for the Yankees, and the Phillies are banking on that version of McCutchen moving forward.

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Marlins Outright Yadiel Rivera, Brett Graves

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The Miami Marlins have outrighted infielder Yadiel Rivera and right hander Brett Graves, according to the Sun-Sentinel’s Wells Dusenbury.

Rivera, 26, hit the majors this past season to the tune of a .173/.269/.216 batting line in 160 plate appearances.

Graves pitched for Miami this season, his first stint in the majors, and posted a 5.40 ERA.

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Diamondbacks Sign Merrill Kelly To Two-Year Deal

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed right hander Merrill Kelly to a two-year, $5.5 million contract, according to Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan.

Kelly’s new deal will pay him $2 million in 2019 and $3 million in 2020 and includes a pair of club options. The 30-year old has never pitched in the major leagues but had an impressive four-year stint in the¬†Korea Baseball Organization.

Kelly was a former prospect in the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

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