Major League Baseball free agency: Harper to draw ‘historical’ offers

Major League Baseball free agency: Harper to draw ‘historical’ offers

Putting Harper at first would allow the Yankees to keep their outfield intact and most importantly, keep Aaron Judge in right field.

Yes, the Angels fit the geography requirement too, but Stanton has made it clear he wants to play for a victor after all those years in Miami. It is believed though that he could waive it if he was offered a move closer to his home of Panorama City, CA.

Obviously the Yankees could afford to sign either one of them anyway, especially after re-setting their luxury tax at a lower rate by staying under the $197 million threshold in 2018. The deal would have been the second-richest in Major League Baseball history, trailing only Giancarlo Stanton's $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins signed in 2014, and the third-richest in sports history.

In a story titled "Bryce Harper will sign with the Phillies". Indeed, he wound up signing off on a huge free-agent shopping spree that seemed to be at least partly in response to Robinson Cano signing with the Mariners. But if they do, it nearly certainly won't be that deal, and Washington's general manager and president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo acknowledged on Tuesday that his team can not afford to wait around for the right-fielder to make his decision.

He has 10 years left on a 13-year, $325 million contract where he'll be making between $26 million and $32 million every year through the 2028 season.

We'll see how it plays out.

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So what would push Steinbrenner to make a big splash offensively?

"Bank on it", Nightengale wrote of the Phillies signing Harper. How high will they go?

This comes on the heels of Chelsea Janes and Barry Svrluga of The Washington Post reporting Tuesday that Harper rejected a $300 million offer from the Washington Nationals, the team that he's played his whole career with after they made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft.

Wherever Harper ends up, we know there's one place he won't land: NY.

Trading him to the Dodgers would be the easy out, but that's not happening, and the rest is up to Hal.

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