Bryce Harper Won't Be Signing With Yankees

Bryce Harper Won't Be Signing With Yankees

The free agent outfielder, touted to be more popular than the Liberty Bell, looks to be headed to Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love. 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.

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

The Nationals have removed their 10-year, $300 million offer, but still remain hopeful they can keep Harper in town. An aggressive offer here likely tops Giancarlo Stanton's record $325 million contract, so the hunch is the Nats went with something like 10 years and $350 million. Now it's just a matter of time to see if he'll take less than the $300 million he reportedly was offered, or if he'll ink a more substantial contract. 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. It will cost them roughly $US13 million. "But I'm uncomfortable with the statement that we're a better team without him". For the moment, it seems he and Boras will explore options elsewhere.

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While Harper rejected the Nationals' initial offer, he can still choose to re-sign with the team.

As we settle in for the beginning of Harper's Bazaar - which, in case you were wondering, is "fashionable", "elite", "historical" and "has inspirations that deal with great shoes and great hair", according to Boras - here's the latest chatter on his market... Zack Greinke ($34 million), David Price ($31 million) and Clayton Kershaw ($31 million) all got more. Max Scherzer got exactly $US30 million.

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