Report: Giants not ‘overly optimistic’ about signing Bryce Harper

The San Francisco Giants remain in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes. But according to a report, the team doesn’t like its chances.

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported that San Francisco isn’t “overly optimistic” about its chances to sign the All-Star outfielder.

The Philadelphia Phillies have long felt like the favorites to land Harper. But on Wednesday, it was reported that they have a “tough road” to sign Harper. It’s also been reported that even after signing Manny Machado, the San Diego Padres still have an eye on Harper.

At this point, we can say with reasonable confidence that Harper will land a record-breaking deal. Outside of that, the pursuit of Harper remains as confusing as ever.