(Harper) PHILADELPHIA: $330 million for 13 years with no opt out.
It would have been quite the story if Harper took his talents to San Francisco during manager Bruce Bochy's final season. He adds Harper will officially be introduced as a Phillie on Saturday, assuming he passes the test. Another key stat, though: The Nationals never won a playoff series in that span.
The 26-year-old Harper is coming off a season in which he hit.249 with 34 home runs, 100 RBIs and an.889 OPS, but just 1.3 WAR. Is he gonna hit home runs in that park? He started more than a third of his games in center field instead of his usual spot in right, because of injuries to teammates.
Though it's the largest contract in any team sport, Harper's deal is less than that of Canelo Alvarez, who in 2018 signed a five-year deal with streaming sports site DAZN worth $365 million. The Dodgers were hoping Harper wanted to maximize his career earnings - a route that would've made their $180 million offer enticing. All eyes will be on his return to D.C.
'He's shown the type of player he is, and now he's a grizzled veteran, " Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told reporters on November 7.