Bryce Harper will earn a $21.65M salary in 2018 before he becomes a free agent. Over the next 18 months, as two trade deadlines and one offseason pass, all 30 teams in baseball will have one eye trained squarely on Las Vegas. For those who have yet to hear about the free-agent class of 2018-19, here’s a sampling: Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Clayton Kershaw, Josh Donaldson, Daniel Murphy, Dallas Keuchel, Charlie Blackmon, Andrew Miller, Zach Britton, Craig Kimbrel.
Through the first two months of the Major League Baseball season, rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made before the trade deadline. • The Red Sox will activate David Price. • The selling price of the Miami Marlins continues to drop with the price to buy now at a reported $1.3 billion.
South Florida has never had a bigger sports summer than the one created the night of July 9, 2010, when Miami held its breath as a basketball player announced, “I’m gonna take my talents to South Beach.” That likely won’t be topped as a singular moment, but, for variety and breadth of magnitude, the summer almost upon us could be transcendent. Co-headlining our blockbusters: Miami hosting its first MLB All-Star Game on July 11, and Real Madrid and Barcelona — soccer’s El Clasico — filling Hard Rock Stadium on July 29. The opening act will include wrestling’s WWE Summer Slam on June 9 and the Heat’s foray into NBA free agency commencing on July 1. Then, for an encore: football as the Dolphins