Nationals reportedly offered Bryce Harper much more than $300 million
The baseball world is still wondering what team Bryce Harper will sign with, and now information is coming out that seems to be an attempt to inflate the former MVP’s value.
Jim Bowden, a former MLB GM turned media personality, reported on Twitter Thursday that the Washington Nationals’ final offer to Harper was for “much more” than the $300 million figure that has been reported.
#Nationals last offer to Bryce Harper was actually “much more than the $300m being reported by the media” according to a source. Apparently, The 10-year $300m offer was actually just the team’s 1st offer to Harper.
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) January 4, 2019
A previous report from The Washington Post said the Nationals had made a 10-year, $300 million offer to Harper that was turned down. The Nationals have since indicated they have moved on.
In addition to this report, a recent report said Harper has multiple 10-year offers. Both pieces of information seem to be leaks coming from Scott Boras in an attempt to drive up the price for his client.