By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Atlanta Braves are not pursuing star free agent Bryce Harper, according to the Athletic. Harper is expected to be pursued by almost every team.
Harper reportedly wants a 10-year deal on the open market. The Braves are not willing to go as far as 10-years for the star player. Bryce Harper (Getty Images)
The former Washington Nationals player reportedly turned down a 10-year deal on the final day of the regular season. The Nationals were willing to pay him $300 million before he turned it down.
The Las Vegas, Nevada native will not have to wait long in free agency. He is expected to sign with a team in the near future.
The Braves are expected to add a free agent. However, they are priced out of Harper’s sweepstakes.
The team is considering Michael Brantley as an option. Nick Markakis is also an option to return to the franchise.
In his final season in Washington, D.C., Harper had a .249 batting average. He also had 34 home runs and a 100 RBIs in 159 games.
While the Braves may not be in the sweepstakes, their rival, the Philadelphia Phillies, are considered the front-runner to get Harper. It is believed that Harper could receive the first $400 million contract in MLB history.