Nationals’ division rival emerges as favorite to sign Bryce Harper

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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 30: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals runs out a ninth inning double against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WAVY) – By all accounts, the Bryce Harper era seems over in the nationa’s capital. The prospect who was given the keys to the Washington Nationals’ franchise in 2012, and who would later go on to make five all-star games, declined an offer in September which would have essentially made Harper a National for life. 

Instead, he may be headed to one of the Nats’ division rivals. 

Accorinding to USA Today, the Philadelphia Phillies have emerged as the favorites to sign the superstar free agent. 

Harper declined a 10-year, $300 million-contract extension by the Nationals in September, and has reportedly kept his distance from the team. While the Phillies have not officially made an offer to Harper, the two parties met for closet to five hours on Sunday. 

Philadelphia could reportedly make their offer within the next week. 

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