Before Bryce Hrper became a free agent this offseason The Washington Nationals reportedly offered him the biggest contract in the history of the four major sports which he instantly turned down.
Here’s Nats GM Mike Rizzo on negotiations with Harper.
“We’ve had conversations and we utilized our exclusivity to negotiate with him late in the season through when he became eligible to sign with a team,” Rizzo said. “We didn’t get anything done, but he’s a guy that is near and dear to us and we are not closing any doors.”
Now that the Nationals are out of the picture there’s a good chance he signs with the Yankees.
Fans were flabbergasted that Harper would turn down such a big contract cosndiering he had a relatively down season.