Looks like they want to get the bad taste of Dexter Fowler's deal out of their mouth and throw some more money to big-name free agents!
With Harper playing a majority of his games in right fielder the last few years, it makes sense that Puig would become expendable if it meant acquiring a player of Harper's caliber.
Reports emerged Wednesday morning that Harper rejected the Washington Nationals' last offer worth $300 million over 10 years.
"He's shown the type of player he is and now he's a grizzled veteran", Rizzo said.
"Well, certainly, Harper's bazaar has begun", Boras proclaimed.
The Post reported on Tuesday that the offer didn't include any opt-outs and was less than the $400 million some have speculated Harper would receive after he and his agent Scott Boras held discussions throughout September. Even though Harper is still only 26, a 14-year deal with an average annual value of $30 million per season felt a bit excessive.
That leaves the Phillies, who Nightengale says are the expected destination for Harper among the majority of baseball people.
Harper's contract season of 2018 was a mixed bag. The six-time All-Star and 2015 NL MVP boasts 184 homers, 521 RBIs and a.900 OPS during his six-year career in Washington. "He has done a lot in the game already, and he is just scratching the surface".
Many in the industry believe star outfielder Bryce Harper's final destination for next season will come no sooner than the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas next month.