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 #SFGiants are telling people they are trying hard for Harper (this likely debunks the short-term theory for them, as it’s known Harper isn’t signing short-term deal). However, people who have spoken to SF brass said they aren’t necessarily overly optimistic.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 20, 2019
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.