With a few more days to process the news and observe how Bryce Harper is being received in Philadelphia, we go deep on the structure of his contract, the immediate returns on ticket and merchandise sales, and the now-stacked NL East (2:20). Then, Marc Normandin joins the podcast to discuss the current state of labor relations between players and owners, what the future holds for the next CBA negotiations, and the history of owner collusion that led us to this point (38:16).
The Bryce Harper Welcome Tour and Marc Normandin on Labor Relations in MLB
Plus, a deep dive into the structure of Harper’s contract and the now-stacked NL East
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