Bryce Harper Rejected 'Aggressive Offer' From Nationals

  • Bryce Harper Rejected 'Aggressive Offer' From Nationals

Bryce Harper Rejected 'Aggressive Offer' From Nationals

Many in the industry believe star outfielder Bryce Harper's final destination for next season will come no sooner than the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas next month. Bryce Harper is arguably the best player on the market.

Harper, 26, reportedly rejected a 10-year, $300 million offer from Nationals in late September. The deal did not include a no-trade clause, per the same report.

Boras said he defines "generational player" as: 1. But if they do, it nearly certainly won't be that deal, and Mike Rizzo acknowledged Tuesday his team can not afford to wait around.

"They did not pay anywhere near [Harper's] $400 million to $500 million in [true value]", Boras said. But the Dodgers could have a change of heart. The Phillies are expected to be one of the most active teams in free-agency. And the Nationals, of course, could up-the-ante.

Now that Harper is officially a free agent, he can negotiate with any team.

Harper will enter the open market as one of the most sought-after free agents in recent memory. It may not have been. It will cost them roughly $US13 million.

He didn't become the most influential and famous - some might say notorious - agent in baseball, and perhaps all of North American sports, through acquiescence.

Harper's contract season of 2018 was a mixed bag. "He has done a lot in the game already, and he is just scratching the surface". He finished the season with 34 home runs and 100 RBIs, but only managed a batting average of.249.

Part of the thought in signing Harper would be that you may be paying for his peak. 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.