The Washington Nationals don't expect to re-sign Bryce Harper, says owner Mark Lerner.
The Nationals made it clear to Harper and agent Scott Boras that they maxed out with their offer at the end of the regular season.
"I really don't expect him to come back at this point," Lerner told 106.7 The Fan. "I think they've decided to move on. There's just too much money out there that he'd be leaving on the table. That's just not Mr. Boras' M.O. to leave money on the table."
According to reports, Harper rejected a 10-year, $300 million offer from Washington in September.
"When we met with them and we gave them the offer, we told them, 'This is the best we can do.' We went right to the finish line very quickly," Lerner added. "And we said, 'If this is of interest to you, please come back to us and we'll see whether we can finish it up.' But we just couldn't afford to put more than that in and still be able to put a team together that had a chance to win the NL East or go farther than that."