The Philadelphia Phillies seem to have won Bryce Harper draw, ending 13 years, a $ 330 million contract with a free agent outfielder, ESPN Jeff Passan sources reported Thursday.
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Harper's contract includes a no-trade clause and has no exit clause, the league's sources said ESPN, stating that he was committed to Phillies the rest of his career.
Harper, the most valuable player in the 2015 National League, was one of the main prizes this year's free agent. Infielder Manny Machado agreed to a 10-year and 300-million-dollar deal with Padres and it was assumed Harper would go beyond that contract. Not only did he do this, but he overcame the 13-year-long $ 325 million expansion signed by Giancarlo Stanton with Marlin.
MLB.com was the first to report that Harper and Phillies signed a contract.
Already 26-year-old Harper is already six times the All-Star, and the 2012 National League was a rookie of the year. He is a patient who is known for many hometowns and many walks and has an average score. 279 with 184 homers, 521 practiced, and 3.88 base bases in his career.
"Since a player enters the best career, he really talks about a unique and rare opportunity," said his agent Scott Boras. "Anyone who has done what Bryce Harper has done in 25 years, if you do, you're almost happy about the celebrity.
Last season Harper was armed with .249 with 34 homers and 100 RBI. He fought for most of the first hand, but won the Home Run Derby during the All Star Celebration in the National Park and hit .300 with 11 homers, 46 RBI and 46 trips from 223 bounces after the break. He led the National League for walks with 130 and was fifth in the base base (.393).
One of the main topics of discussion for citizens – and the whole MLB – that came to the offseason was whether the team could sign Harper with a long-term contract. According to reports, Harper rejected the Nats 10-year, $ 300 million offer.
He entered a free agency, rejecting citizens' qualified offers of $ 17.9 million. As citizens have surpassed the luxury tax, they will receive an additional choice for Harper after the fourth round.
Harper led the biggest leagues in 2015 with 42 homers and reached .330 with 99 RBIs. In 2016 he dropped to 243 averages with 24 home trips and 86 RBIs, then recovered in 2017 on average 0.199 with 29 homers and 87 RBIs in only 111 games.
"He showed what kind of player he is, and now he is a veteran," said Citizen Leader Mike Rizzo on November 7th. "He has already done a lot in the game and he just scratches the surface."