Major League Baseball star Bryce Harper rejects $300M offer from Nationals

Major League Baseball star Bryce Harper rejects $300M offer from Nationals

Major League Baseball star Bryce Harper rejects $300M offer from Nationals

"I'm comfortable with the alternative [to signing Harper]", Rizzo said. First, and possibly the most important, is the recent report that Harper had rejected a 10-year, $300 million offer from the Nationals to remain in Washington.

Bryce Harper's free agency - or, as agent Scott Boras termed at the GM Meetings today, "Harper's Bazaar" - will be one of the most fascinating storylines the 2018-19 offseason has to offer.

"Well, certainly, Harper's bazaar has begun", Boras proclaimed. A year ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs looked to be the favorites to sign Harper.

He has 10 years left on a 13-year, $325 million contract where he'll be making between $26 million and $32 million every year through the 2028 season.

In order to afford Harper, the Yankees might have to explore the option of dealing Stanton, who has a no-trade clause. The Nationals wanted to lock up their star, but Harper felt $30 million per year for the next decade wasn't enough money.

However, it is becoming more and more clear that the Yankees intend to pass on Harper.

This offseason is going to be lucrative for Bryce Harper. Nightengale says that Harper is seeking a 13-year deal that tops the average annual value of $34.42 million that Zack Greinke now has in his deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Since Harper was under contract with the Nationals at the time, they had exclusive rights to negotiate with him.

Harper is a six-time All-Star with 184 homers, 521 RBIs and a.900 on-base plus slugging percentage. 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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