Bryce Harper turned down 10-year, $300M offer from Nats

Bryce Harper turned down 10-year, $300M offer from Nats

It will be interesting to see what happens this offseason though if the Dodgers pursue Harper in free agency as Puig is eligible for salary arbitration this winter and under contract for one more season. "He has done a lot in the game already, and he is just scratching the surface".

Bryce Harper made it clear at the last home game of the 2018 season that he enjoyed playing for the Washington Nationals. Harper and Boras reportedly had expected bidding to start at 10 years for $350 million. Giancarlo Stanton signed a 13-year, $325 million deal with the Marlins, but now has $270 million remaining over the next 10 years following his trade to the Yankees. Though it feels unlikely that he'll have a better season than his 2015 National League MVP season - a season in which he hit.330 with 42 home runs and a staggering 9.3 fWAR - many of his best career years should still be in front of him.

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According to a report from ESPN's Buster Olney, Harper won't be joining the Bronx Bombers. "He's not going to be a Yankee".

We may not find out anything in the next couple of weeks, either.

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An unbelievable amount to turn down - as it would be the biggest free-agent deal in terms of total money in the history of the four major sport - but also almost $100 million short of what Harper and agent Scott Boras are seeking. His clients include Nationals pitchers Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, and former Nats outfielder Jayson Werth.

The minute the Boston Red Sox closed out the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series, the eyes of the baseball world turned to a free agent class that features two of the biggest names in the sport: Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. And the Nationals will have to prepare for the very real possibility that they may lose their superstar.

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