Bryce Harper has not signed a contract to play baseball this year because Manny Machado went for $300M for 10 years. Teams don’t think Harper is a $350M man. They want to pay him $310M, but not $326M over Stanton money.
Harper hens and haws but he ain’t getting what was once referred to as “Bobby Bonilla” money. Defined as a contract way beyond what a player deserves.