Hot Stove Rumor Roundup: Harper Turned Down Mega-Deal

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Harper Turned Down A Lucrative Deal From Washington

According to The Washington Post, Bryce Harper turned down an “aggressive” offer on the final day of the season from the Washington Nationals. The deal would have reportedly¬†included no opt-outs and was less than the $400 million it was speculated Harper could receive, according to the Post.” Harper has indeed been asking for the reported $400 million, and there is cautious pessimism within the industry as to if Harper will be able to receive said value. Harper and his agent Scott Boras had been negotiating with the Nationals at the end of September, but were never able to come to terms on a deal.

Mariners Are Considering Blowing It Up This Off-Season

Dealin’ Jerry Dipoto may be at it again, and in a mode we’ve never seen before. It was reported by Jeff Passan that the Mariners could be considering completely tearing everything down this off-season, after missing the postseason every year since 2001. The Mariners do have pieces to move, such as Mitch Hanniger, James Paxton, Edwin Diaz, Jean Segura, Mike Zunino, and others. Dipoto is an executive who loves to make moves in the off-season, but usually makes moves to improve. If Dipoto does decide to tear down, it will be with the intent of rebuilding for the future, something he has not tried his hand at before.

Familiar Face Leaves The Game

Former first-round pick Ike Davis announced his retirement on Tuesday. Davis was a Met from 2010-2014, and saw some success in orange and blue at first base. From 2010-2012, Davis hit .242/.323/.478 with 39 home runs in 733 at-bats. Davis tried his hand at relieving in the minors, but ultimately gave up on that dream and has elected retirement.

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