Bryce Harper Turned Down $300 Million Contract From Nationals

Annette Crawford
November 7, 2018

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. It turns out that he rejected a contract offer from the team that very day.

The Washington Nationals are still hoping to re-sign Bryce Harper.

"We took advantage of our exclusivity late in the season [to negotiate with Harper]", Rizzo told the Post. Last Aril, Middleton joined Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP and said, "We're gonna get that trophy back or I'm gonna die trying." As the hot stove season begins, the 66-year-old founder, owner and president of the Boras Corporation of Newport Beach, California, stands ready as always to stoke a raging fire and rake in gobs of cash for a stable of high-profile free-agent clients. He is a six-time All-Star and won the MVP award in 2015. If an on-base-machine outfielder with 184 home runs in seven seasons doesn't fit into a team's mold, he's willing to transform himself; Boras said Tuesday that Harper can play first base, too, for a team (the Yankees) with a need there. "He has done a lot in the game already, and he is just scratching the surface". Giglio says he would call it a "failure" if John Middleton is unable to land Harper. "But I'm uncomfortable with the statement that we're a better team without him". We have to have a strategy and plan put together to win baseball games, not only for 2019 but beyond.

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