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Report: Harper turned down offer worth roughly $300 million from Nationals

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Bryce Harper turned down an “aggressive offer” from the Nationals last month, according to a report from the Washington Post.

According to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post, the Nats' offer was roughly $300 million for 10 years, an average annual value of $30 million, with no opt outs. 

Harper was drafted by the Nationals in 2010 and spent the first seven years of his career in Washington. He is now a free agent for the first time in his career - and despite reportedly turning down the deal, could still return to Washington.

According to the Washington Post report, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said this week at general managers' meetings that the team “took advantage of our exclusivity late in the season” to negotiate with Harper but couldn't reach a deal. 

Harper nodded to the drama surrounding his offseason decision with this tweet last month: 

But his Instagram, at least in the past few weeks, has only been filled with offseason fun - like earlier this week when he surprised his wife, Kayla, with a seranade from The Backstreet Boys.

This article has been updated from a previous publish.

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