The Nationals had a trade in place to send Bryce Harper to the Astros at the trade deadline. According to Ken Rosenthal, Nationals ownership, led by Ted Lerner, stopped the deal from being finalized.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 10, 2018
Apparently the Nationals preferred to not get anything in return for Harper, because that’s exactly what is going to happen. He’s a free agent and will be signing with a new team.
The fact that the Nationals could have turned Bryce Harper’s free agency into a prospect or two and chose not to, tells you all you need to know about how poorly this organization has been run over the years.