Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

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

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

In order to add Harper to their roster, the Dodgers' spending would certainly extend beyond the league's $206 million competitive-balance tax threshold for 2019.

The Nationals offered Harper a 10-year, $300 million contract with no opt-outs on September 26, which the outfielder turned down.

Thought the offer was $100 million short, there were no hard feelings between Harper and the team.

Bryce Harper made it clear at the last home game of the 2018 season that he enjoyed playing for the Washington Nationals.

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

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.

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The free agent outfielder declined the offer and opted for free agency. A year ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs looked to be the favorites to sign Harper.

Regardless of what the New York Yankees say during the early parts of this offseason, they will continuously be linked to free-agent megastar Bryce Harper.

Harper is believed to be seeking a contract worth $400 million. Even though Harper is still only 26, a 14-year deal with an average annual value of $30 million per season felt a bit excessive.

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

In seven seasons with the Nationals, Harper has a.279 career batting average, along with 184 home runs, 521 RBI, six All-Star selections and a National League Most Valuable Player award. "He has done a lot in the game already, and he is just scratching the surface".

It's on all of us that we didn't see "Harper's bazaar" coming from a thousand miles away.

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