Joe’s back from Miami, and he’s all over why the Chiefs absolutely should not wait to give Patrick Mahomes a record-setting contract extension! Also all over why Tom Brady SHOULDN’T go to the west coast if he leaves New England, NBA trade deadline winners & losers and why NOT to hand the Dodgers the NL pennant just yet. ONLY on Ceraulo Sports Talk!
Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies made history yesterday, as a record-setting contract brought the 26-year-old slugger to one of his former divisional foes. The deal, at 13 years, $330 million, is the largest contract in the history of the four major North American sports. It also includes no opt-outs and a full no-trade clause.
So, what does this deal tell us about Harper and the Phillies?
Who said money can’t buy you championships? As two teams with top three payrolls in Major League Baseball get ready to square up for a world title, here’s what you need to know…
This year’s World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers will be the second time these two franchises have met with a championship on the line. The last time they played, the Red Sox defeated the then Brooklyn Robins in five games.
The 2,982 miles between Fenway Pahk (yes, that was intentional) and Dodger Stadium will account for the most traveling teams have ever had in the Fall Classic. The distance between those two stadiums narrowly edges out that of Candlestick Park and the Old Yankee Stadium in the 1962 World Series.
Neither of these teams are strangers to October baseball. The Red Sox’s eight World Series wins have them tied with the Giants for fourth most in MLB history. The Dodgers have won it all six times, good for sixth on that list.
So, with the history of this series covered, how do these two teams match up?