Just when things appeared to be solidifying with Bryce Harper reportedly nearing a deal with Philadelphia, a new report indicates things aren’t so cut and dry.
Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweeted Sunday evening that Harper “has multiple long-term offers” for more than $30 million a year. He notes that Philly is viewed as the favorite, but that it is an “evolving” market.
Remember, Harper previously turned down a 10-year, $300 million contract from Washington, so teams that are trying to lure him would seemingly necessarily need to beat that number.
The 26-year-old is really sticking to his demands, it would appear, and isn’t being swayed by the fact that spring training is already here and he still is without a contract.
And honestly, it’s easy to understand why. Harper has already hit 184 home runs and has 521 RBI. He’s a six-time All-Star and already has a N.L. MVP award under his belt.