Bryce Harper

As the Bryce Harper sweepstakes continue to linger well into spring training, the Washington Nationals have once more crept into the picture.

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported Monday afternoon that the “Harper derby may take a few or even several more days. Besides favored Phillies there are at least the Giants, Padres, White Sox and perhaps incumbent Nats. Wash hasn’t been at forefront but could come late.”

It wasn’t that long ago that the Nationals were supposedly ready to move on from Harper. However, the more this drags out, anything is possible.

On Sunday, Heyman reported that there were “multiple” teams offering Harper over $30 million per year. Perhaps the Nationals are one of those teams.

It’s long been thought that the Philadelphia Phillies were the leaders in the clubhouse to land Harper, and they might be able to land him on a 10-year deal worth more than $300 million.

But until the superstar outfielder signs on the dotted line, the rumors will keep flowing.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.