Nationals owner Mark Lerner said he has told Bryce Harper that the team has maxed out its offer to the free-agent outfielder. "I really don't expect him to come back," Lerner said.
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With the winter meetings upcoming in Harper's hometown of Las Vegas, we look at the free-agent outfielder's quest for baseball's biggest contract.
Washington reeled in a big-name free agent while the star outfielder is still on the market. Here's what the addition of Patrick Corbin means for Bryce Harper's chances of returning.
The best thing to happen to the Washington Nationals this offseason might be Bryce Harper turning down the $300 million contract offered by the club...
All-Star Patrick Corbin, who was 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA and 246 strikeouts for the Diamondbacks last season, has reportedly reached a six-year, $140M deal with the Nationals.
Patrick Corbin to Washington, Josh Donaldson to Atlanta, Jean Segura to Philly, Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to New York -- the NL East teams are going for it.
The Nationals were in need of a new catcher, and now they have two after acquiring All-Star Yan Gomes in a trade with the Indians. The Nats also signed Kurt Suzuki last week.
Buster Olney talks to Chelsea Janes from the Washington Post about the biggest offseason stories surrounding the Nationals.
While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.
The top outfielder on the free-agent market is set to make big bucks. We put you in Bryce Harper's shoes. Where will you go?
Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.
Catcher Kurt Suzuki is leaving the Braves to join their NL East rival, agreeing to a two-year contract, according to multiple reports.
The Nationals and Orioles completed presentations to MLB's Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee as part of a rehearing over a dispute regarding TV rights fees.
The dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees returned to a committee of baseball executives Thursday after a lengthy court fight.
Buster & Bob Nightengale discuss MLB awards season, Bryce Harper's future, their expectations for the hot stove and much more (4:32). Plus, some Inside Heat on the Red Sox from Alex Spier (23:26), on the Cubs from Jesse Rogers (33:16), and an interview with NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (42:38).
Want to make a hot-stove splash? Start with these bold trades and free-agent additions.
While Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna Jr. were named baseball's top rookies, the Braves outfielder has flashed the potential to quickly become one of the game's elite players.
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In a year of big production from budding National League stars, Ronald Acuña Jr. wins NL Rookie of the Year, beating second-place finisher Juan Soto of the Nats and Dodgers starter Walker Buehler. The Atlanta outfielder hit .293 with a .917 OPS and 26 homers in 111 games and earned 27 of 30 first-place votes.
The proposed deal would have sent three minor league Astros prospects to the Nationals in exchange for Bryce Harper, The Athletic reported Saturday.
Trevor Rosenthal could earn $30 million over two years if he becomes the Washington Nationals' closer and regularly finishes games.
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