Bryce Harper Turned Down $300 Million Contract From Nationals

08 November, 2018, 19:44 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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Harper is hitting free agency far sooner than most, due to debuting in the majors while in his teens and still has likely at least five prime years left, if not seven or eight.

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. They can not wait for Harper to make his decision - which many in the industry believe will come no sooner than the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas next month - and miss out on the market.

A look at the world of sport's top paid athletes by contract. His ideal combination of upside and already impressive resume gives him the argument for the biggest contract in baseball.

This comes on the heels of Chelsea Janes and Barry Svrluga of The Washington Post reporting Tuesday that Harper rejected a $300 million offer from the Washington Nationals, the team that he's played his whole career with after they made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft.

The Nationals have removed their 10-year, $300 million offer, but still remain hopeful they can keep Harper in town.

Citing a "well-place source", Olney says Harper is "not going to be a Yankee".


Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors predicted last week that Harper would sign a 14-year/$420 million contract. "But I'm not comfortable with the statement that we're a better team without him".

WOAH! The Cards ready to spend big?

"We know who the team is, it's already completed and done", Boras said.

One team USA Today reported would be in the mix with the Phillies is the Los Angeles Dodgers. Stanton's contract is over 13 seasons and has an average salary of $25 million.

That $33 million average would, however, fall slightly short of the $34.1 million that Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zach Greinke makes.

This is the player they're going to get. A bidding war could get Harper to his $400 million very quickly.

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