Bryce Harper is on a 13-year deal and the Phillies are reportedly speaking to him about a new extension that would up his $26 million per season salary, as per Bob Nightengale.
“The Phillies want Bryce Harper for life, making sure he never plays for another team again the rest of his career. Harper’s 13-year, $330 million contract doesn’t expire until after the 2031 season, but the two sides are expected to discuss a potential extension paying him more than his current $26 million a year salary,” as reported by Bob Nightengale.
Harper has made it clear that he loves the Phillies organization and fanbase. He has also expressed his desire of extending his deal with the Phillies.
For the 2023 season, Harper hit 21 home runs with 72 RBI and a .293 batting average in 126 games. He missed the first month of the season, while recovering from offseason Tommy John surgery.
The Phillies have announced that Harper will be the team’s full-time first baseman in 2024. This is a good move going forward, as this will help save on the chance of reinjuring his throwing arm.
Harper is made to play in Philadelphia. He has been the greatest free agent signing in the history of this city.
Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies. Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated