Any dreams of the San Diego Padres signing baseball's top two free agents to megadeals this offseason can probably be put to rest.
The Padres never submitted a formal offer to Bryce Harper, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Instead, they reportedly floated a "proposal" that was not to Harper's liking and no counter was offered.
After infielder Manny Machado signed a 10-year, $300-million contract with the Padres last week, the team was reportedly kicking the tires on Harper as well. It appears that door is now shut.