By Daniel Flores
The Bryce Harper sweepstakes are officially over. The Philadelphia Phillies have signed Bryce Harper to a 13-year $330 million deal. This ensures that Harper will be a Philadelphia Phillie for the rest of his career. This deal is now the largest free-agent deal in American sports history surpassing Manny Machado’s.
Bryce Harper’s deal with the Phillies will be for 13 years and $330M, league sources tell ESPN. It will not include any opt-outs.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 28, 2019
Bryce Harper is one of the best hitters in baseball and is a former NL MVP. Harper played for the Washington Nationals for seven seasons and went to six all-star games.
The Phillies have had quite the successful offseason trading for all-stars J.T. Realmuto, Jean Segura, and now getting Bryce Harper.