Bryce Harper free agency watch has reached another level this weekend, with reports suggesting that the Washington Nationals star outfielder could be close to a huge contract agreement with an NL East rival.
Reports are suggesting that Harper, who's seeking a contract worth more than $300 million, could be close to an agreement with the Philadelphia Phillies.
MLB insider Jim Bowden reported this weekend that Harper and the Phillies could be "rounding third base" on a contract agreement.
The Phillies are the team with the momentum right now, per Bowden.
"I keep hearing there's a lot of momentum and traction for Bryce Harper signing with the Phillies. He could be rounding third and heading home shortly. I think Harper is ready to go," he reports.
Rumors are now swirling this morning about Harper and the Phillies being close on a 10 year, $310 million contract.
"Rumors spreading that Harper will be a Phillie for 10 years and 310 million. Boras gets bailed out again by an owner. Still doesn’t beat Stanton, but will certainly beat Machado. Like saving half a face for the player and the agent. Now, back to your regularly scheduled rumors."
Harper reportedly turned down a 10 year, $300 million offer from the Nationals at the end of the 2018 regular season. It would be fairly surprising if he ended up signing with a divisional rival for just $1 million more annually.
Nothing about Harper's free agency has gone according to plan, though.