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But Boras is probably better known than a lot of the players he represents, after many decades of pronouncements and record-setting contracts, with some high-profile gaffes sprinkled in. For years now, Boras has been selling Harper as a talent so rare he could command more than $400 million, and when presented with that number this week, he joked, "Why be so limiting?"

Harper, 26, turned down a 10-year, $300 million offer from the Washington Nationals on September 26. Giancarlo Stanton's 2014 deal, which guaranteed him $325 million over 13 seasons, was an extension.

The simple answer is the biggest contract in Major League Baseball history. In meetings with team owners, Boras said he has made it a point to note in documents shared that "I know that anyone who's done what Bryce Harper has". Nightengale says that Harper is seeking a 13-year deal that tops the average annual value of $34.42 million that Zack Greinke now has in his deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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As we settle in for the beginning of Harper's Bazaar - which, in case you were wondering, is "fashionable", "elite", "historical" and "has inspirations that deal with great shoes and great hair", according to Boras - here's the latest chatter on his market... Harper will soon finally be available to sign with other teams after years of speculation about the Washington Nationals star's future.

Zack Greinke ($US34 million), David Price ($US31 million) and Clayton Kershaw ($US31 million) all got more. How high will they go? Now it's just a matter of time to see if he'll take less than the $300 million he reportedly was offered, or if he'll ink a more substantial contract.

But it appears Harper to do the same with multiple suitors in the bidding.

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