This year’s Major League Baseball free-agent class is stacked.
Two of the offseason’s biggest targets are Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. Machado was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Baltimore Orioles in July, while Harper has spent his entire career with the Washington Nationals.
It’s likely Harper won’t be back in Washington after the Nationals star reportedly turned down a massive offer from his original ballclub, and the 25-year-old probably will seek a lucrative, long-term deal. Harper has been linked to the New York Yankees for some time, but it doesn’t seem like Harper in pinstripes will be a reality.
There likely will be plenty of suitors for the six-time All-Star. Now it’s just a matter of time to see if he’ll take less than the $300 million he reportedly was offered, or if he’ll ink a more substantial contract.
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