Harper's journey from Nationals superstar to baseball's richest player

Bryce Harper is the richest player in baseball following his reported 13-year, $330-million agreement with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Harper’s journey to the City of Brotherly Love has been a wild ride, to say the least.

Let’s look back at the outfielder’s final season in Washington, his trip through free agency, and the lead-up to his record-setting contract.

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Nov. 15, 2017: Nationals GM Mike Rizzo expects to discuss a long-term extension with Harper.

Nov. 30, 2017: Rizzo believes the Nationals have a good chance of signing Harper long term.

Dec. 15, 2017: After meeting with Harper and his agent Scott Boras, the Nationals reportedly expect him to test free agency.

May 1, 2018: Harper’s bumped from the No. 3 spot in the lineup following a 5-for-35 slump.

June 12, 2018: Nationals GM calls anonymous report ripping Harper “chickenshit” as the superstar continues to struggle in the first half.

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July 15, 2018: Harper crawls into the All-Star break with a .214 average and 102 strikeouts.

July 16, 2018: Harper wins the All-Star Game Home Run Derby after a miraculous late flurry.