Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 8/30/13
  Is baseball on the brink of seeing yet another massive mega deal transpire? Blame A-rod. Scott Boras is reportedly making a case for Bryce Harper to sign a 12-year deal. Harper, who is 20, would be locked with the team until his early 30′s. Washington Post reporter Adam Kilgore tweeted: Scott Boras at the yard today. He laid out a not-so-abstract case for the Nats signing Bryce Harper to a 12-year contract. — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) August 27, 2013 Boras, asked how two sides could possibly come up with a number that works for a 12-year deal: "It's easy." He's too much. — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) August 27, 2013 One could make the argument that Bryce Harper would be a perfect candidate for a 12-year deal. He’s very young, already explosive and unless a freak injury he’ll be coming into his prime about 5 years into the deal with with 7 years left. Also the Nationals would probably save money by avoiding arbitration. Still a 12-year deal in 2013 with A-rod, Pujols and Braun’s contract a constant reminder of why you don’t jump the gun it’s safe to assume the Nationals won’t rush to give Harper a set long term deal.  
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