Report: Dodgers are ‘back in the mix’ for Bryce Harper, could pay close to $40 million per year

NL champs are among 5 suitors for superstar RF, focused on short-term deal

Karl Buscheck
February 25, 2019 - 8:38 am

Add another name to the list of reported contenders for Bryce Harper.’s Jesse Sanchez has the specifics:

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and MLB of Fox explains what the Dodgers’ bid could look like”

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Dodgers won't stray from their policy of avoiding monster long-term deals. But they'll still show him the money:

"What the Dodgers are willing to do is make Harper the annual value champion, so at least $35 million a year, perhaps closer to $40 million, but only for three or four seasons — perhaps five years to get a deal done. So to just give a guesstimated total, $150 million."

MLB Network’s Jon Heyman also provided some details on the new development, which does the Giants no favors:

It's unclear who exactly all five of those teams are, but the Phillies, Giants and Dodgers are all on the list...

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