8 teams checking in on Harper

Report: 8 teams checking in on Harper

Aaron Judge: I’ll Change Positions To Make Bryce Harper A Yankee

Harper initially drew a ton of interest from the Phillies and Yankees, but whether it came down to the money, or the length of the deal, it appears talk of him landing there has fizzled a bit.

"Any time you can add an MVP to a team, it's going to make it better", Judge said.

Judge played a single game in center field last season - though Harper could be a better fit given his range.


Bringing in Machado wouldn't be a bad move either, but to be honest, I don't want to hear anything about Machado until I first see a headline that reads, "Harper rejects $50 million offer to play in Philadelphia".

Considering their mini-slump as a franchise, the lack of outfield depth that Miller mentioned and the fact that the price for Harper has conceivably fallen precipitously from what his projected contract was, it makes sense that the Giants would want to get involved.

Just before getting honored at the Thurman Munson Awards in Manhattan on Tuesday evening, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said any similar scenario involving the two outfielders was now an unrealistic one.


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". Harper and Machado seem likely to sign for less than expected at the start of the winter, which could have teams re-considering whether to try to jump back into the fray. "But I think it's safe to assume that we're going to spring training with the team that we expect to have".

Harper remains a free agent and is looking to command a lucrative, long-term deal that could reach $300 million over 10 years. But who's to say, at this point of the calendar, that the Giants don't have as good a chance as any team to land him? Multiple new teams emerged in last week or two. "Make the right choice. Make it the right choice for your family".


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