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MLB spring training is right around the corner, and somehow top players like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain unsigned. And the MLB's other elite players are taking notice, as Red Sox pitcher David Price recently trolled the current MLB free agent market. 

David Price Contract Details 

While speaking with the media, Price alluded to the issues free agents currently face on the open market, which is exemplified by Harper and Machado. Price doesn't face the same situation as he's entering the fourth year of a 7-year, $217 Million deal with the Red Sox. He will make $31 million this season. 

It's hard to blame Price, or any other top free agent, for getting scared off by the 2019 free agency period. If Harper and Machado can't get massive deals, it's tough to imagine many other players getting fairly compensated. 

Of course, it's worth mentioning that Price is probably a bit overpaid based on his production the past few seasons. Despite an inspiring postseason performance, Price would be unlikely to improve upon his yearly salary even if the market was booming. 

All in all, this isn't the type of story the MLB needs to see right now, especially after Kyler Murray chose the NFL over the MLB. Baseball needs to fix this issue soon, or comments like Price's will continue hurting the MLB's image. 

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