While the Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals and Chicago White Sox are seen as the four "active" suitors for free agent Bryce Harper, four other teams are still checking in on him according to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports.
Early Wednesday morning, it was confirmed that Harper did meet with San Francisco Giants representatives on Monday, including Larry Baer, Farhan Zaidi, and Bruce Bochy. Specifically, the Philadelphia Phillies who are looking to make a splash in free agency.
"Anytime you can add an MVP to a team, it's going to make them better", Judge explained.
Infielder Manny Machado and outfielder Bryce Harper have yet to agree to a deal. That same morning, a friend of mine at work said he heard someone on 94 WISP call in and say that Nick Foles had sold his house to Harper over the weekend. Despite being that, he hasn't signed over the past several months since the end of the World Series in October.
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Authorities haven't said if the body located by an underwater camera was Sala or pilot David Ibbotson , the only people on board. Cardiff are reported to be committed to honouring the deal but not until they have been provided with sufficient documentation.
It's unclear if the Yankees will re-enter the race to sign Harper. If, however, the interest is honest, we're up to five known parties - the Nationals, Phillies, and White Sox are the others - with at least one more on the periphery.
As of Monday morning, the 26-year-old still had not made a decision public on where he's planning to sign. If he wants to set records, the biggest deal in baseball history was Giancarlo Stanton's $325 million extension, and Zack Grienke has the highest annual average value ever at more than $34 million.
The six-time All-Star is career.279 hitter. If they make a very competitive offer and are willing to commit to Harper long-term, I think there is at least a decent chance he is a Giant next season.