Could Bryce Harper be a fit for the Red Sox?

09 November, 2018, 19:43 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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"I'm comfortable with the alternative (to Harper re-signing)", Rizzo added.

The St. Louis Cardinals almost completed a trade for Giancarlo Stanton and the roughly $300 million he had remaining on his contract past year, leading many to believe they are a realistic landing spot for Bryce Harper this offseason.

Thought the offer was $100 million short, there were no hard feelings between Harper and the team. The deal did not include a no-trade clause, per the same report.

The 26-year-old All-Star is one of 164 free agents on the market, but he's going to make more than anyone else available.


"He's shown the type of player he is, and now he's a grizzled veteran, " Rizzo said.

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. 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. Harper's agent, Scott Boras, has a history of extending contract talks with his free agent players beyond the holiday season.

Putting Harper at first would allow the Yankees to keep their outfield intact and most importantly, keep Aaron Judge in right field.

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. It's not hard to see why Phillies managing partner John Middleton, along with general manager Matt Klentak and president Andy MacPhail, would be willing to issue a historic contract to Harper to play his home games at hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park. He led the league in home runs, runs scored, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS in 2015 when he won the AL MVP award. Boras also has Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg as clients.

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