Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

San Francisco Giants Rumors: Bryce Harper signing a real possibility?

San Francisco Giants Rumors: Bryce Harper signing a real possibility?

Highly sought free agent outfielder reportedly met with Giants executives this week, putting San Francisco in the mix with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals.

One source familiar with discussions said the chase was a "long shot", but if the Giants have seriously entered the Harper market, they have done so at a time when the former National League MVP appears unhappy with his other options. Let's not forget that veteran outfielder Brett Gardner is also around, making this Byrce Harper trade seriously ridiculous when you stack all of this together.

"Wherever he wants to play, wherever he wants to play-we'll make it work". Breathe in and breathe out Yankee fans; that has been my mantra this off season and particularly while I am surrounded by cacti and palms just under a week before pitchers and catchers.

San Francisco are no strangers to pursuing big names, having been major players for Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton last offseason.

Harper and Machado being unsigned has brought free agency to a relative standstill, with both stars looking for massive contracts that teams have been unwilling to dole out to this point. While the deal will drain the Phillies farm system, the team still has deep pockets and it won't change the pursuits of Harper or Machado.

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"Obviously [Harper] is a great player".

At the GM meetings, Boras heaped more praise on the Giants, saying, "They have a successful model", "and I always tell Larry (Baer), 'This fan base has rewarded you. But I think it's safe to assume that we're going to spring training with the team that we expect to have".

It's been well over four months since the Washington Nationals first presented Bryce Harper with their reported 10-year, $300 million offer.

"If he comes over, he makes the team better", Gregorius said. Multiple new teams emerged in last week or two. Wherever they want to go.

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