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

Bryce Harper and Manny Machado? Phillies fans shouldn’t hold their breath

The Phillies aren’t likely to bring in both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. AP

"I will negotiate with anyone at any time if my client so desires for me to do so", Boras added.

So hefty, in fact, that it is expected to exceed the $300 million mark after he turned down a 10-year offer for that much from the Washington Nationals, the team he spent the first seven years of his career with.

Harper was publicly reminiscent and nostalgic on September 26, the Nationals' final home game of the season and reportedly the day he received the team's new offer.

The Dodgers offered Puig in a trade, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, but the two sides could not strike a deal.

"He's shown the type of player he is, and now he's a grizzled veteran, " Rizzo said.

Nightengale now says that the Dodgers aren't interested in Harper, and the Cubs, ironically, seemed to put a dent in their chances to be able to afford Harper when they exercised Cole Hamels' $20 million option for 2019 last week.

Many in the industry believe star outfielder Bryce Harper's final destination for next season will come no sooner than the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas next month.

But people familiar with the offer also indicate it is now off the table, an offer meant to capitalize on the Nationals' exclusive negotiating rights with Harper that stood for five weeks until the 26-year-old officially became a free agent. "Its elite. Global, certainly", Boras said of working on a deal for Harper in free agency.

Importantly for any future negotiations, Harper's deal would not be the largest in baseball history by average annual value.

Harper's agent, Scott Boras, scoffed at reports saying the Yankees would sit out the Harper sweepstakes. He did start in a home All-Star Game at Nationals Park, but Harper hit just.214 in the first-half of the 2018 season.

This offseason is going to be lucrative for Bryce Harper. 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.

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