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The next time your kid(s) tell you they don't feel like playing catch or hitting a ball because they prefer the internet read the below item: 

 

According to ESPN's Eddie Matz, one MLB GM thinks the $400 million projection for Harper's next contract could be "light."

"He is going to get paid. Like, paid paid ... Four hundred million is light. It's going to be more than that. If you could sign him to a 15-year contract, you do it. I would say something in the range of $35 million a year, maybe closer to the high 30s. It could approach 40 million dollars a year."

If Harper were to sign a $400 million contract, it would top the 13-year, $325 million deal Giancarlo Stanton signed in 2014. And topping $400 million would be an unprecedented contract in North American sports. Matz, however, argues that it's not that far-fetched.

"Based on average annual value, the highest-paid player in today’s game is right-hander Zack Greinke, whose contract with the Diamondbacks earns him better than $34 million per season. On the one hand, Harper’s not a pitcher like Greinke (or Price or Scherzer). On the other hand, he (A) already has one MVP on his résumé, (B) is in the conversation for another, (C) hasn’t even hit his prime yet, and (D) is repped by super-agent Scott Boras. All of which suggests that the idea of Harper becoming the highest-paid player in the game isn’t a far-fetched one."

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