When the Washington Nationals season got here to an finish in October, Bryce Harper grew to become a free agent for the primary time in his 7-year profession. At simply 26 years previous, Harper grew to become probably the most coveted man in baseball, proper subsequent to Manny Machado. While Machado signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres only a few weeks in the past, followers have been anxiously awaiting information on the Harper entrance. Well, you may lastly go to mattress comfy tonight as Harper has lastly signed a contract. He will now be becoming a member of the Philadelphia Phillies after signing a contract price $330 million over the following 13 years, based on Jeff Passan of ESPN.
Considering the contract is for 13 years and even features a no-trade clause, Phillies followers ought to relaxation assured that Harper is dedicated to being in Philadelphia for the lengthy haul. Harper hit 34 house runs final season and completed ninth in on-base proportion. 2018 wasn’t Harper’s finest season statistically however contemplating his age, he’s approaching the prime of his profession and the Phillies appear to agree based mostly on the phrases of the contract.
Only time will inform whether or not or not this transfer pays off for the Phillies who completed 80-82 final season.