Major League Baseball star Bryce Harper rejects $300M offer from Nationals

Major League Baseball star Bryce Harper rejects $300M offer from Nationals

The 26-year-old superstar can field offers from other teams before deciding where he wants to play next 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.

Washington tried to lock up Harper with one of the richest deals in baseball history before he became a free agent, but he opted to test the market. An aggressive offer here likely tops Giancarlo Stanton's record $325 million contract, so the hunch is the Nats went with something like 10 years and $350 million.

The sides could still strike a deal later in the off-season.

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.

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Indeed, the Nationals need starting pitching, a catcher and to upgrade their bench.

Machado was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Baltimore Orioles in July, while Harper has spent his entire career with the Washington Nationals.

Don't dismiss this news as Harper out-and-out rejecting the Nationals.

"I'm comfortable with the alternative [to signing Harper]", Rizzo said. "I think we have a good strategy in place, a good plan in place, and we have started to begin that process and we will see where it takes us". The Nationals made him a qualifying offer last Friday. Zack Greinke ($34 million), David Price ($31 million) and Clayton Kershaw ($31 million) all got more. But no position player has ever earned an average annual value of more than $US27.5 million (Alex Rodriguez and Yoenis Cespedes). It was not enough.

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