Arguably the top free agent on the market, Bryce Harper and his agent Scott Boras are holding out for a this offseason. Harper's market still isn't entirely clear yet and it's become a bit murkier now that the Washington Nationals appear to be back in the picture.
Jim Bowden reported on Friday that the Nationals' last offer to Harper was actually "much more than the $300 million being reported by the media." The latest offer refers to theon the weekend before Christmas. It was reported at the end of the 2018 regular season in September.
Just to get you up to speed on the back-and-forth between Harper and the Nats this past couple of months, here's a timeline of how things have played out:
- Harper reportedly received and rejected an before becoming a free agent at the end of the season.
- Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner told reporters in early December that the $300 million was the " ."
- Before Christmas, Boras and Harper met with 93-year-old Ted Lerner, Mark's father, for five hours.
And now it's January, and it looks like the Nationals are stillfor the 26-year-old slugger.