There has been a lot of talk about Bryce Harper turning down a massive extension offer from the Washington Nationals on the last day of the 2018 season, but dollars and cents weren’t the only reason the star outfielder chose not to entertain it.
According to Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post, the offer Harper turned down was for $300 million over 10 years. While the money is obviously astronomical, Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reports that it was missing something significant that Harper is seeking — a no-trade clause.
One other reason Harper didnt take the Nats offer of about 300M for 10 years is that it did not include a no-trade clause, which is usually a certainty in mega deals. The offer is being viewed as “preliminary,” though for the moment both the nats and Harper are shopping elsewhere— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 8, 2018