Bryce Harper Rumors: Phillies Slipping In Chase For All-Star

Bryce Harper continues to be a free agent. Yep, we’re nonetheless in that world. Spring coaching is in full swing and the 26-year-old nonetheless hasn’t discovered a house. Right here’s the most recent on his scenario because the solar rises on Thursday. Dodgers now the betting favourite The Los Angeles Dodgers are actually the betting favourite to signal Harper in line with Odds Shark. BREAKING: The Dodgers are actually the betting favourite to signal Bryce Harper. Dodgers -150Phillies +110Giants +1200 pic.twitter.com/OlcpRMSVM2 — OddsShark (@OddsShark) February 26, 2019 The Dodgers re-entered the race late and seem to have come on robust. Giants met with Harper in Vegas The San Francisco Giants despatched a caravan to Las Vegas to satisfy with Harper on Tuesday. Giants Larry Baer and president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi had been a part of the group that went and frolicked with Harper and his agent, Scott Boras. It was the franchise’s second assembly with them in a couple of weeks. The primary time got here at the start of February. Phillies and Giants are in for 10 years The Philadelphia Phillies and Giants have each provided 10-year contracts. The Dodgers should not contemplating that form of contract size however most imagine LA is the popular vacation spot for Harper. Phillies, #SFGiants and Dodgers all seem to stay strongly in Harper combine, and barring one thing unexpected, it seems Harper will choose a kind of three groups. Philly is in for 10 years, SF is just too (by way of @PavlovicNBCS), LA is seen as fascinating locale tho time period provided unknown. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 27, 2019 Phillies really feel on the surface trying in The Phillies have been regarded as main within the chase for Harper for weeks now, however now they really feel like they’re on the surface trying in. For the reason that Dodgers acquired concerned, Philly has been attempting to seal the deal however have failed. If the Phillies don’t get Harper, they’ll seemingly go after Craig Kimbrel, however not Dallas Keuchel. A supply signifies that the #Phillies imagine their probabilities of touchdown Bryce Harper are distant. The plain query is whether or not they would pivot to Keuchel and/or Kimbrel. My sense from our interview with Matt Klentak is that they received’t play on Keuchel and solely perhaps on Kimbrel. — Steve Phillips (@StevePhillipsGM) February 27, 2019 The Phillies suppose Harper will signal with the Dodgers in the event that they make a remotely comparable provide. Bryce Harper replace: Some #Phillies officers have grown involved Harper will signal with the #Dodgers in the event that they make a suggestion that comes near Philly’s. The power to play near house and practice in Arizona each enchantment to Harper, who's a @Lakers fan. @MLB @MLBNetwork — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 26, 2019 Right here is the a part of this put up the place I remind you what sort of participant Harper is. He’s within the lifeless center of his prime, received the NL MVP Award in 2015, is a six-time All-Star and has racked up a 30.7 fWAR over his first seven seasons. In 2018, he hit .249 with 34 house runs, 100 RBIs, an OPS of .889 and a three.5 fWAR. And that was clearly a down yr. Harper is definitely top-of-the-line gamers in baseball and it’s insane that he’s nonetheless a free agent.