An Giants leaping into the Bryce Harper sweepstakes, however below the caveat that they’d supply a short-term cope with a excessive common annual worth. Right here to throw some chilly water on the Giants followers who have been hoping for a Harper signing is Jon Heyman:was the
Heyman could be very dialed-in on the subject of Scott Boras shoppers like Harper. This is not to say Harper will not be compelled to take a short-term deal, although. He can solely signal what he’s provided.
The Phillies and presumably the White Sox — and perhaps even the Padres — have been rumored in on Harper, nonetheless, and certainly not less than one group will supply one thing longer than the 5 years the Giants reportedly provided. It does look like the Nationals‘ 10-year, $300 million supply is not in play, but it surely’s at all times attainable they circle again.
From the place I sit, the concept of Harper to the Giants is just about off the desk after this report. Positive sufficient, later within the day, ESPN’s Buster Olney added this to the dialog:
Issues appear to be lining up for the Phillies right here, however man, it is taking an awfully very long time. Harper is a six-time All-Star and gained the 2015 NL MVP. He is getting into his age-26 season carrying a profession 139 OPS+ and would change the complexion of any lineup.