Make no mistake about this: Bryce Harper will make A LOT of money when he becomes a free agent in two years.
When free agency hits, Bryce will be only 26 years old and will have at least another 7-10 years of good baseball in him. He is the face of a city that has been downtrodden in sports for quite some time.
The numbers he may demand are very high, but can Washington afford to let him walk?
Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier of CBSSports Radio 106.7 The Fan in D.C. recently floated the idea of a $400 million contract to Harper himself. Here's how Harper responded:
"Yeah, I mean I don't really think about that stuff. I just try to play the years out and do everything I can to help my team win. But don't sell me short. That's what you're doing right now to me, so don't do that."
With market inflation and increased player production, it seems as if Harper thinks 400 million is the floor, not the ceiling.