The offer was worth roughly $300 million for 10 years with no opt-outs, per the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes. You know what's cool?
The Nationals reportedly made a "monster" multiyear offer to outfielder Bryce Harper on September 26, which was the same day as Washington's final home game.More news: Volkswagen Tarok Pickup Truck Revealed In Brazil
Harper has expressed a desire to remain with the Washington Nationals but they could face a challenge if other clubs are motivated to spend lavishly. And it would not have been record-setting; Giancarlo Stanton's $325 million contract tops it in total, and Zack Greinke's $34.4 million per year is the highest average.
Harper, who turned 26 last month, is expected to receive the largest contract among the 164 free agents.More news: Web pioneer wants new 'contract' for internet
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo addressed the Harper situation Tuesday and acknowledged that the team has a talented options in the outfield without Harper if he were to sign elsewhere. "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".
Harper is a 6-time All-Star with 184 home runs, 521 RBI and a.900 OPS in his career. Giglio says he would call it a "failure" if John Middleton is unable to land Harper.More news: Rohit Sharma breaks India T20I record with century against Windies
"He's shown the type of player he is, and now he's a grizzled veteran, " Rizzo said. "There is a reality that we would love to sign him, but we may not". "I don't think we ever want to put ourselves in that position".