Ten Years And $300 Million? Not Good Enough, Says Bryce Harper

Ten Years And $300 Million? Not Good Enough, Says Bryce Harper

It would take a hefty contract to sign Harper, though, and it remains to be seen if the Dodgers are willing to dish that out.

The St. Louis Cardinals almost completed a trade for Giancarlo Stanton and the roughly $300 million he had remaining on his contract previous year, leading many to believe they are a realistic landing spot for Bryce Harper this offseason. As Nightengale notes, the Nationals were thought to be able to retain Harper up until that report. According to reports, the Nats' offer is now off the table, but the team is still open to a deal.

Washington tried to lock up Harper with one of the richest deals in baseball history before he became a free agent, but he opted to test the market.

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

The Dodgers inquired about acquiring Harper from the Nationals before July's trade deadline and later claimed him off waivers in August.

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After his side's 2-1 win over Juve, he told Sky Sport Italia: "The win was important, but the Juve fans gave me such a warm welcome".

However, it is becoming more and more clear that the Yankees intend to pass on Harper. However, the Phillies are now seen as the frontrunner to land Harper this offseason.

The Los Angeles Dodgers don't have interest.

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.

The total worth of Harper's next contract will largely be determined by its length, but the six-time All-Star is expected to ink a deal worth at least $31 million per year, according to Spotrac. 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. He led the league in home runs, runs scored, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS in 2015 when he won the AL MVP award.

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

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