Bryce Harper remains to be a free agent. With spring coaching rolling on, the 26-year-old remains to be on the lookout for a brand new house. As this course of drags on, we proceed to listen to extra rumors of the place he may wind up. Right here’s a take a look at the newest information on his scenario as Wednesday dawns.
Phillies officers are frightened
Jon Morosi of MLB Community is listening to that some Philadelphia Phillies officers are involved the staff may lose out to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the event that they make a comparable supply.
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 flexibility to play near house and prepare in Arizona each attraction to Harper, who’s a @Lakers fan. @MLB @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 26, 2019
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 effectively.
The Phillies suppose they’ve the excessive supply however their confidence has been dinged by the emergence of the Dodgers. The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants are additionally doubtlessly concerned nevertheless it’s unlikely both staff has gone over the $300 million mark.
Phillies have supplied Bryce Harper over $300M however phrase is others are over $300M, too. they consider they could have excessive bid however their confidence to win was dented a tad by emergence of LA (a desired Harper spot). Philly has to resolve whether or not to maintain religion or dip into the silly $
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 26, 2019
A choice anticipated this week
USA At this time’s Bob Nightengale says Harper expects to resolve on a staff by the tip 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 supply
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting the Padres by no means really made a proper supply to Harper. They exchanged proposals with Harper’s reps however there was by no means a proper supply.
The #Padres by no means made a proper supply to Bryce Harper. (This comes from folks inside and out of doors the group.)
A “proposal” is the way in which a number of folks put it. It was not what Harper was on the lookout for, and there was no counter-proposal made.
— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) February 25, 2019
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, 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 definitely among the best gamers in baseball and it’s insane that he’s nonetheless a free agent.