Perspective | NL MVP Bryce Harper is worth the money. Juan Soto will be, too.

From 2010 to 2020, 19 players won MVP awards in the two leagues. Of those players, only four haven’t signed a deal worth at least $100 million. Those include Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who can’t be a free agent until after 2023, and Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox, a Cuban who signed two deals that total nearly $119 million. The others with no single nine-figure deal: Andrew McCutchen, who has made nearly $112 million, mostly from one pre-free agency deal with Pittsburgh and then a just-completed three-year deal with Philadelphia; and Kris Bryant, a free agent for the first time this offseason who will surely warrant a nine-figure contract.

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