Bryce Harper Signs With The Phillies
The biggest remaining free agent in Major League Baseball is off the market. ESPN's Jeff Passan reports that the Philadelphia Phillies and former Washington National's Outfielder Bryce Harper have agreed to terms on a 13 year $330 million contract.
Harper will remain in the National League East for what will likely be the remainder of his MLB career. The 2012 Rookie of the year, 2015 NL MVP and 6-time All Star was thought to be holding out for an offer from a West Coast team like the Dodgers or Giants and reportedly wasn't interested in the Phillies at all. That is clearly not the case as the 26-year-old will be 40 years old when this contract which has a no-trade clause and no opt-out expires. This 13 year $330 million deal is $5 million more than Giancarlo Stanton's 13-year $325 million contract, which was the biggest total contract before today.
The Phillies' opening day lineup could be: SS Jean Segura C J.T. Realmuto RF Bryce Harper 1B Rhys Hoskins CF Odubel Herrera LF Andrew McCutchen 3B Maikel Franco 2B Cesar Hernandez Pitcher