Mike Rizzo: Bryce Harper 'not going anywhere'

Josh Luckenbaugh
July 31, 2018 - 7:21 am

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As the 4 p.m. MLB non-waiver trade deadline looms, the Nationals are being mentioned in a swath of rumors, but Bryce Harper isn't going anywhere, GM Mike Rizzo says.

Update: And here's what Mike Rizzo has to say about the reports...

Update: Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports that the Nats had deals in place for several players, including Harper, but ownership nixed the deals. 

The non-waiver trade deadline is just hours away, and nothing's off the table yet for the Nats. 

And according to multiple reports, that includes dealing Bryce Harper. 

With the Nats scuffling and his contract set to expire after the season, rumors that Harper could be traded have circulated for weeks. When asked last week, Mike Rizzo said it would take "a spectacular set of circumstances" for it to happen.

And while it doesn't appear that position's changed, it's as close as we've seen the Nats come to announcing that Harper is on the trade block. 

This morning The Sports Junkies reacted to the reports, Jason Bishop saying, "If you don't think you can win the division, then I think you have to deal him."

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