Bryce Harper close to signing deal with Phillies?
Rumors have been swirling for several days now that Bryce Harper is on the verge of signing a massive free agent contract, and the general consensus seems to be that the deal will be with the Phillies.
One specific rumor claims Harper has agreed to a 10-year deal with the Phillies worth around $300 million.
Rumors spreading that Harper will be a Phillie for 10 years and 310 million. Boras gets bailed out again by an owner. Still doesn’t beat Stanton, but will certainly beat Machado. Like saving half a face for the player and the agent. Now, back to your regularly scheduled rumors.
— David P. Samson (@DavidPSamson) February 17, 2019
If you want to really get carried away with the offseason speculation, another report claimed Harper was “in the mood to celebrate” earlier this week and that he finally has his big contract.
— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) February 16, 2019
It seems like a foregone conclusion at this point that the Phillies are going to wind up with Harper or Manny Machado. There has been some talk that Harper would prefer to play for a west coast team, but that easily could have been planted by his agent Scott Boras just to get the Phillies to come forward with their best and final offer. Or, it’s possible Harper isn’t close to a deal with any team just yet. Welcome to the MLB offseason.