While continuing his long-lasting stay on the free agent market, Star Outfielder Bryce Harper is absent – or even to be considered – short-term deals, "reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network (19459013) (Twitter link ).
There have been signs that some clubs have been following Harper lately. lengthy contract terms. In particular, the entry of the Giants into the Harper market seemed to increase the prospect of such an approach. At least in some reports, the San Francisco organization is not just a true admirer, but is only interested in signing up to Harper for a limited time.
Where Harper and his camp draw the line is not clear. Regardless of the guaranteed term of any contract, it is very likely that a deal will involve complicated opt-in / opt-out arrangements that may include both the club's and the player's ability to extend or shorten the deal.
The parameters remain unclear. However, it seems reasonable to conclude that Harper will not be able to access offers based on the idea of earning a high salary now while he returns to the market at a young age. As mentioned above, this possibility can certainly be considered in a contract, but a longer background guarantee also seems to be a necessary part of the picture.
Presumably, this indicates that Harper still considers a suitably lengthy offer to be achievable. Everything indicates that the Phillies could still have a great deal of commitment, although the team's permanent offer (if any) is unknown. It appears that relatives have withdrawn the ten-year, $ 300 million offer they originally dangled, though the team's current threshold is not clear. Other teams associated with Harper are the Padres and White Sox. Some indefinite teams are still rumored to be busy at a certain level.