Bryce Harper has just been signed to Philadelphia Phillies for groundbreaking contacts of $330 million, the highest amount ever to be given to a free agent.
Winter is almost over and the baseball market is filled with teams bidding for the unsigned major league players.
Philadelphia Phillies offered a contract deal of $330 million to athlete Bryce Harper, a new salary standard for 13 years ever to be given to a free agent.
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As I sit here in the Salt Lake City airport I’ve been pondering about the last couple days I was able to spend in Utah with all my family. Of course you all know my season came to an end this year quite early & that was very unfortunate, but with that being said I was sitting back & thinking this will be the first year me and my wife will be able to attend General Conference and hear from the amazing leaders of our Church. As we were flying in on Thursday, I was so excited & anxious to get to Utah to enjoy this great weekend with everybody. So many smiling and energetic faces ready to do the same as me. We had some free time on Friday so we were able to do a session in the beautiful Salt Lake Temple. This was my first session in this temple and what an experience we had. The spirit was on my mind so strongly & the craziness that this offseason will bring. But when I am feeling such things or in a frame of mind like that nothing feeds my soul more than learning & being more in tune with my Lord & Savior in His house upon the earth! Later in the day we had an incredible opportunity to meet with President Nelson & the “German Shepard” Elder Uchtdorf. I can’t begin to describe to any of you how much wisdom and knowledge these men have. President Nelson had me in shock. He had an overwhelming feeling around him of the spirit. He walked into the room and I immediately teared up and began to think if it was even appropriate for me to be in the same room as this man because of how incredible he is. He came over and shook my hand, my wife’s hand, and family’s hands and we talked for a couple minutes. By the end I couldn’t help but think when this man talks it is the truth. It is the word of God & everything that I want to be part of. My mind was racing & I didn’t really have much time to catch my breathe or really sit back and think about what I had just heard or what had just happened because up the elevator & down the hallway stood one of my biggest hero’s and the biggest spiritual gangster’s that I’ve seen, Elder Uchtdorf. When I walked into his office he greeted me with the biggest smile & just the most friendly vibe I’ve ever seen or felt. He was so personable
Bryce signed the contract on 1st March 2019, but an opt-out clause is attached to the contract as per which Harper can't bail out of the team before the end of his term.
This is the second signing for Harper, who previously represented Washington Nationals who had offered him $21.625 million for a year.
Prior to this signing, Manny Machado, another free agent was offered a $300 million contract for 10 years by the San Diego Padres, which the player willingly accepted.
Other baseball players to get extensions this week are:
- Aaron Hicks (New York Yankees): $70 million for seven years,
- Miles Mikolas (St. Louis Cardinals): $68 million for four years,
- Zack Greinke (Arizona Diamondbacks): $206 million for six years.
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