Even after signing pitcher Patrick Corbin to a six-year, $140 million contract it seems like the Washington Nationals still have plenty of money to offer the 2015 National League MVP, Bryce Harper.
On Friday, The Athletic reported that the Nationals latest offer was “much more than the $300 million being reported by the media.”
#Nationals last offer to Bryce Harper was actually “much more than the $300m being reported by the media” according to a source. Apparently, The 10-year $300m offer was actually just the team’s 1st offer to Harper.
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) January 4, 2019
Harper had apparently previously rejected a 10-year, $300 million offer made in September. However, he did let it be known that even though he was testing the open market he would be interested in re-signing with the Nationals.
Harper, a six-time All-Star and the 2015 National League MVP, has spent his entire seven-year career with the Nationals to this point. He has multiple ten-year offers in hand, but given the lack of specifics, we have been left to speculate about which teams might have already extended such a deal. The Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees, among others, are teams that have been linked to Harper this offseason.