The MLB’s 2018-19 free agency period is well underway, with several of the top players – Patrick Corbin, Joe Kelly, Andrew McCutchen, etc. – already agreeing to contracts with various franchises.
Bryce Harper, arguably the No. 1 free agent on the market, remains unsigned. The Washington Nationals’ star free agent has yet to have any serious free agency rumors, too.
Several teams have been connected to the All-Star outfielder, but there are reportedly two teams that “aren’t blinking” at the asking price.
Harper’s agent, Scott Boras, is reportedly seeking a $400 million-plus deal for his client.
USA TODAY has the latest:
There were no hints where Harper was leaning during Boras’ hour-long chat, but he did say how much he respects Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton and Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, who just so happen to be the two who aren’t blinking at the price tag.
Reinsdorf and Boras have already spoken twice by phone about the 2015 NL MVP.
A couple of other teams, the Cardinals and the Yankees, are reportedly not interested in pursuing Harper, though Boras doesn’t fully believe that.
The Nationals, Dodgers and Cubs, among other teams, are potential suitors, too.
Harper is expected to take his time making a free agency decision, as he’s seeking the largest contract in the history of the sport.