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.
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 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.
The Phillies suppose Harper will signal with the Dodgers in the event that they make a remotely comparable provide.
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.