Bryce Harper Turned Down $300 Million Contract From Nationals

Bryce Harper

In the meantime, Harper will continue to field offers from other teams in hopes of landing a record-setting deal.

Bryce Harper may have rejected a 10-year, $300 million deal from the Washington Nationals on the final day of the regular season, but that doesn't necessarily mean his tenure with the club is over. But for now, the Nationals made an offer that maintained a solid relationship with Harper while giving him what the team saw as fair market value. "Its elite. Global, certainly", Boras said of working on a deal for Harper in free agency.

It gained even more traction earlier this week when Harper's agent, Scott Boras, told MLB Network Radio that the 26-year-old right fielder would be a more-than-capable first baseman.

Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals in the dugout before the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida.

"Because the player is entering the prime of his career you're really talking about a unique and rare opportunity", Boras said.

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"Bank on it", Nightengale wrote of the Phillies signing Harper.

Without casting doubt on any of these reports, it's important to remember how quickly things can change in free-agency, especially as we approach the Winter Meetings, which will begin on December 9 in Harper's hometown of Las Vegas.

The richest sports contract in history belongs to boxer Canelo Alvarez, who signed a five-year, 11-fight deal with streaming platform DAZN worth a minimum of $365 million in October. A source close to Harper's situation said: "he's not going to be a Yankee".

Harper is a 6-time All-Star with 184 home runs, 521 RBI and a.900 OPS in his career. "He has done a lot in the game already, and he is just scratching the surface". "But I'm not comfortable with the statement that we're a better team without him".

The general consensus at the GM meetings had the Phillies as favorites to land Bryce Harper.

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