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What can baseball learn from the NBA's offseason frenzy?

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Will Harper or Machado's contract end up being the better value? (1:37)

David Ross critiques the performances of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado this season for the Phillies and Padres respectively. (1:37)

I have to be honest: Since covering the NBA ceased to be part of my professional job description a couple of years ago, I have had a hard time keeping up with the league. I follow the scoreboards, peruse the stats now and again, and read the occasional piece of ESPN analysis from my old colleague Kevin Pelton. But whatever bandwidth my brain had to process sports-related information, well, that seems to have been entirely gobbled up by baseball.