Giants join the Bryce Harper sweepstakes, which grow stranger by the day

Giants join the Bryce Harper sweepstakes, which grow stranger by the day

Giants join the Bryce Harper sweepstakes, which grow stranger by the day

The Giants, however, are just one of many teams that have met with Harper. Previous reports had pegged the Phillies, White Sox, Padres and Nationals among the interested parties.

It was believed that he was going to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies.

"Anytime you can add an MVP to a team, it's going to make them better", Judge explained. "Wherever he wants to play. (Manny) Machado, Bryce Harper, any of them".

By Tuesday morning, the odds-makers at the popular sports gambling site, OddsShark, and other sports books lowered the Phillies' future odds to win the World Series from +1600 to +1200- tied with the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals.

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Even with Harper's market not playing out the way most people assumed it would, thinking someone could get him for $25 million or less AVA per season seems ludicrous.

Four of the five known suitors reside in the National League, and the latest MLB news could make a lengthy contract offer for Harper seem more sensible than before.

The six-time All-Star is career.279 hitter. His lifetime batting average is.279 and in addition to winning the Home Run Derby previous year, Harper also has 184 homeruns in his career. "Nolan Arenado's progress on a multi-year extension with the Rockies, which would remove him from next offseason's free-agent market if the deal gets completed, should remind the Yankees that a good plan today trumps a ideal plan for 270 tomorrows from now".

Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals looks on from the dugout during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on August 16, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. He led the league with 130 walks in addition to his 34 home runs and 100 RBI last season.

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