Bryce Harper Turned Down $300 Million Contract From Nationals

Bryce Harper Turned Down $300 Million Contract From Nationals

Puig hasn't emerged into the superstar the Dodgers hoped he would be, and he's under team control for one more year before he can become an unrestricted free agent in 2020.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo discussed the offer with reporters on Tuesday.

And presumably either Machado or Harper would be a better investment than the infamous seven-year, $153 million contract the Yankees gave Jacoby Ellsbury at the time. The deal would have been the second-richest in Major League Baseball history, trailing only Giancarlo Stanton's $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins signed in 2014, and the third-richest in sports history.

This is the player they're going to get. The Phils inked a new TV deal four years ago that not only pays out a total of $2.5 billion in rights fees; it also comes with a 25 percent ownership stake in Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia that could be worth billions more.

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He's a very important player for us, because he's a very, very useful player for the team. This season we've found that a bit hard . That can't be possible every single game.

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... "Global certainly. It has inspirations that deal with great shoes and great hair, inspirations on the part of Bryce".

The first time was before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and the second was when they claimed him before the waiver deadline but the Washington Nationals pulled Harper back, as expected. The San Francisco Giants are among a handful of teams reportedly targeting Harper this offseason. The Los Angeles Dodgers don't have interest. It is no secret that the Dodgers have been enamored with Harper for quite some time now. The deal did not include a no-trade clause, per the same report.

"Because the player is entering the prime of his career you're really talking about a unique and rare opportunity", Boras said. "He's nearly a lock to be a Hall of Fame player".

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