Bryce Harper remains to be someway a free agent. With spring coaching in full-swing, the 26-year-old, six-time All-Star has but to discover a group. We obtained extra loopy rumors about his potential vacation spot on Monday, so what follows are the up-to-date rumors on his scenario as Tuesday opens.
Decision ought to come quickly
USA In the present day’s Bob Nightengale is listening to Harper is anticipated to resolve on a vacation spot by the tip of this week. Some believed a decision would possibly come as early as Tuesday, however which may be a bit too optimistic.
Roberts admits Dodgers are concerned
Los Angeles Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts confirmed the group met with Harper on Sunday in Las Vegas. The Dodgers have been rumored to be making an attempt to get Harper to ink a short-term deal however apparently Harper doesn’t have a lot curiosity in one thing like that.
The Dodgers lately re-entered the combo and look like severe of their pursuit.
Phillies stay the favourite
On Monday, Nightengale claimed there was optimism Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies would consummate a 10-year deal and that it may very well be finalized any time. Clearly nothing obtained finished Monday however the two sides stay in “deep and severe” discussions.
Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Day by day information says the Phillies “stay optimistic that they’ll attain a deal” with Harper. The query is how lengthy it takes and the way a lot it is going to price. With the Dodgers now concerned, the Phillies could have simply seen the value tag soar.
Proprietor John Middleton left Las Vegas with out ending a deal however the group reportedly nonetheless believes it is going to ultimately get one finished.
Giants seem out of the operating
The San Francisco Giants would nonetheless like to land Harper, but it surely seems the Dodgers getting into the combo could have pushed them out of it.
Padres by no means made a proposal
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting the San Diego Padres by no means made a proper supply to Harper, although they had been interested by him. The group apparently floated a “proposal” to Harper but it surely wasn’t one thing he was interested by. San Diego remained much more centered on Manny Machado over the previous couple of weeks and he was clearly precedence No. 1.
Right here is the half the place I remind you what sort of participant Harper is. He’s in the course of his prime, received 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 house 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.