Bryce Harper continues to be a free agent. With spring coaching rolling on, the 26-year-old continues to be searching for a brand new dwelling. As this course of drags on, we proceed to listen to extra rumors of the place he would possibly wind up. Right here’s a have a look at the newest information on his scenario as Wednesday dawns.
Phillies officers are nervous
Jon Morosi of MLB Community is listening to that some Philadelphia Phillies officers are involved the workforce would possibly lose out to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the event that they make a comparable provide.
There are a number of $300 million-plus affords
Jon Heyman is reporting the Phillies have supplied Harper greater than $300 million, however “phrase is” different groups have supplied greater than that as nicely.
The Phillies assume they’ve the excessive provide however their confidence has been dinged by the emergence of the Dodgers. The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants are additionally doubtlessly concerned but it surely’s unlikely both workforce has gone over the $300 million mark.
A choice anticipated this week
USA Right now’s Bob Nightengale says Harper expects to determine on a workforce by the top of the week. The Dodgers’ entrance into the sweepstakes has difficult issues however he’s nonetheless planning to be determined earlier than the week is up.
Padres by no means made a proper provide
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting the Padres by no means truly made a proper provide to Harper. They exchanged proposals with Harper’s reps however there was by no means a proper provide.
Right here is the half the place I remind you what sort of participant Harper is. At 26, he’s in the course of his prime, gained the NL MVP Award in 2015 and has racked up a 30.7 fWAR over his first seven seasons. In 2018, he hit .249 with 34 dwelling runs, 100 RBIs, an OPS of .889 and a three.5 fWAR. And that was clearly a down yr for him.
The child is well among the finest gamers in baseball and it’s insane that he’s nonetheless a free agent.