I was as wrong as wrong can be. In recent days, I labelled Harper a greedhead and a mercenary, and accused him and his agent of not negotiating in good faith.
Nothing left to do but man up and say I was as wrong as wrong can be.
This deal has the potential to make Harper a Phillie for life, and makes clear that his priority was to find a baseball home and embrace it. No opt-outs, full no-trade clause - I doubt that it was Boras pushing those terms. And he was savvy enough to structure the deal so that the club can acquire the other players needed to win during the length of the contract.
I've got tickets to opening day, and I can't wait to part of the crowd that welcomes Bryce to Philly. Amazing in retrospect to contemplate the misinformation that preceded today. No matter now - let's go Phils!