Bryce Harper is the biggest name in Major League Baseball free agency, despite Manny Machado’s presence on the free agent circuit as well. Harper remains the big fish many MLB teams are hoping to get their hands on before the 2019 season.
After seven seasons with the Washington Nationals, it looks as though Harper’s time in D.C. could come to an end – though all options are still on the table. According to the Washington Post, Harper received an “aggressive” offer from the Nationals in September.
The two sides could not agree on a deal, but the door is still open for a return to the nation’s capitol.
Specifics on the reported offer remain mum, but the Post had the following to say.
According to multiple people familiar with the negotiations, the Nationals discussed terms for a new deal with Harper and his agent, Scott Boras, throughout September. Those conversations led to what one person called “an aggressive offer.” That offer included no opt-outs, and was less than the $400 million some have speculated Harper could receive, according to a person with direct knowledge who would not disclose the exact terms.
The Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros are expected to be in the running to land Harper – along with the Nationals.
Stay tuned for the latest.