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MLB Insider Has The Latest On Bryce Harper's Decision

bryce harper hits a home run during the nlds

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals hits a solo home run in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Three of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

As the regular season gets closer, the MLB world continues to wait on an end to the free agencies of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Harper appears to be closer to signing somewhere.

Over the weekend, multiple reports indicated the Philadelphia Phillies had emerged as the team to beat for the 26-year-old outfielder. Philly has been in the mix for Harper all offseason and is apparently willing to spend a considerable amount of money to land him.

However, things aren't done quite yet. MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the Harper sweepstakes could take "several more" days.

Besides the Phillies, the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals are said to still be sniffing around Harper.

The last line of Heyman's tweet might be the most interesting. The Nationals reportedly tried to keep Harper before he hit free agency with a 10-year, $300 million offer, only to have him elect to test the market.

The Phillies were said to be willing to offer more than $300 million over 10 years, and if the Nationals don't have the chance to match any deal, they could lose out on their shot to keep Harper in D.C.

Harper hit .249/.393/.496 with 34 home runs, 34 doubles and 100 RBI last season last year. A six-time All-Star, he won the NL MVP Award in 2015.