Phillies rumors: Club interested in Keuchel, Kimbrel on short-term deal

Some deals were shorter in length but averaged $45 million per year, about $20 million more annually than the one Harper ultimately signed.

Harper reportedly turned down several significant contract offers from various teams.

The Phillies set out to leave this offseason with one of the two 26-year-old superstars. He batted.249 with 34 home runs, 100 RBIs and an.889 OPS last season.

A six-time All-Star, Harper hit.249 with 34 home runs, 100 RBI and 103 runs scored past year in a career-high 159 games.

A year after going 82-80 and missing the playoffs under rookie manager Dave Martinez, the Nationals will move forward without Harper. Despite that status, it took Harper quite a long time to make up his mind, with the Nationals, Dodgers, Giants, Phillies, and Cubs all rumored to have at least tested the Harper waters.

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Phillies owner John Middleton met with Harper in a Las Vegas hotel suite and at dinner around the time of the winter meetings in December and then again last weekend. Yes, the Cano deal was outside-the-box, but that was about it, and even that came with an asterisk of sorts in giving up highly-touted prospect Jarred Kelenic.

In talks with Bryce Harper, the San Francisco Giants offered the outfielder a 12-year, $310 million deal.

The Nationals apparently did not offer Bryce Harper a straight-up 10-year, $300 million deal.

The deal, which is the most expensive contract any major professional sport has ever seen, includes a no-trade clause. All eyes will be on his return to D.C. If they didn't get Harper and waited, they may have never had an opportunity to sign someone like a Mike Trout or Mookie Betts.

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