Mike Francesa Reacts To Bryce Harper Signing With Phillies

The White Sox have had mixed results, despite their promoted prospects

The White Sox have had mixed results, despite their promoted prospects

Harper's agreement surpasses the previous high for a free agent, set last week when infielder Manny Machado signed a $300 million, 10-year deal with the Padres. Well, you can finally go to bed at ease tonight as Harper has finally signed a contract.

Throughout the whole process of Bryce Harper's contract negotiations, Phillies fans became slightly frustated with the reporting of Major League Baseball insider Jon Heyman.

Back on September 26 of 2018, Harper turned down the 10-year, $300 million qualifying offer that the Washington Nationals put on the table for him.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale and NBC Sports' Alex Pavlovic shed some light on the Giants' reported offer and why a deal in the Bay Area didn't work out. The deal does not contain any opt-outs or deferred money and will keep the outfielder in Philadelphia through 2032. I think it's a great deal for the Phillies and that Harper will crush for them. Any heartfelt dreams of Bryce Harper playing alongside childhood friend and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant are officially over.

The extraordinary length of the contract - which runs through the 2031 season - gives the Phillies a bit of relief in terms of the average annual value ($25.38 million).

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But no, free agency is not as healthy as these facts suggest.

Harper has been an All-Star in six of seven big league seasons and was the unanimous victor of the 2015 NL MVP award.

Following a slow offseason of negotiations that sparked outrage from the players' association, three players in a 10-day span agreed to deals guaranteeing a total of $890 million. Yes, two teams handed two free agents two Brink's trucks for their talents.

The 26-year-old outfielder spent his entire career with the Washington Nationals, after they selected him with the first overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft. He batted.249 with 34 home runs, 100 RBIs and an.889 OPS last season.

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