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the biggest fish in baseball free agent market has finally been revealed in six time Washington nationals all star Bryce Harper is leaving the nation's capital for the city of brotherly love reaching a thirteen year three hundred and thirty million dollar deal with the Philadelphia Phillies according to multiple sources Harper's contract once finalized would be the most lucrative for free agent in Major League Baseball and north American pro sports history in comes on the heels of Enfield a Manny Machado ten year deal with the San Diego Padres what three hundred million dollars so one Machado will make more per year Harper has three more years of job security is contracts reported no trade in no opt out clause is further indicating his long term commitment to the team which will stretch until he is nearly forty years old families have been the rumored front runner to nab the right fielder but the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers were also circling while many suspected the Las Vegas native might pick a big league team closer to home at nineteen he made his major league debut winning the National League rookie of the year award with this power hitting came lots of swagger including his famous hair flat once the helmet came off after rounding the bases a healthy ego and some I'm healthy injury filled seasons sometimes making him the player fans love to hate additional Harper has Philly fans already dreaming of a World Series victory which if achieved would be only the third in the team's more than one hundred year history