Sunday, 18 November, 2018

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

Nationals want to re-sign star Bryce Harper Undeterred by last winter's free-agent freeze, Scott Boras...
Sidney Guerrero | 08 November, 2018, 03:01

As noted by Scott Allen of The Washington Post on Wednesday, Bryce Harper, a Major League Baseball MVP and All-Star with the Washington Nationals and member of the Church who attended the October conference and met President Nelson and Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, announced on Instagram Tuesday that he has begun taking such a fast.

The free agent outfielder declined the offer and opted for free agency.

It looks like, as of now, the serious teams competing for Harper are the Phillies, the Giants, and the Cardinals.

The Yankees are certainly known for making big splashes in the free agent market, so they've always been tentatively mentioned as a possible destination for Harper if he does decide to leave Washington DC.

The two sides could not agree on a deal, but the door is still open for a return to the nation's capitol.

"I'm comfortable with the alternative [to Harper re-signing]", Rizzo said. 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".

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Third-round rookie Tre'Quan Smith has started four games this season, tallying 214 yards and three touchdowns through eight games. Bryant visited New Orleans on Monday, working out with fellow wideouts Brandon Marshall and Kamar Aiken .

Whether the Nationals will be without Harper remains to be seen.

That Nationals offer may be off the table in its current form, but Boras rarely lets a high-spending team drop out of the race for a high-priced client. The Nationals made him a qualifying offer last Friday.

Average annual value would have been $30 million, USA Today Sports's Bob Nightengale reports.

No position player has ever received a deal worth more than $27.5 million average annual value.

The Nationals were willing to make a strong commitment.

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