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Bryce Harper, Giants reportedly had second meeting this week

Bryce Harper

Philadelphia Phillies fans are patiently waiting for word that their team has signed Bryce Harper to a massive contract, but the star outfielder continues to negotiate with other teams. The San Francisco Giants have shown interest in Harper, and they reportedly remain in the mix.

Sources told Kerry Crowley of the San Jose Mercury News that Harper and his agent Scott Boras met with Giants executives on Tuesday, which was at least the second time the two sides met this month. The Giants are said to have extended at least one formal contract offer to Harper, but the terms are unknown.

Like the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Giants are reportedly interested in signing Harper to a short-term deal that could be worth more annually than some of the long-term offers he is mulling over. The general consensus is that a Boras client would not agree to a deal of that nature, but there is a growing belief that Harper does not want to play in Philadelphia.

Reports have indicated that Harper would prefer to play for a team on the west coast, so he and Boras may be trying to get the Dodgers and/or Giants to up their offers. It seems like the Phillies currently have the highest offer on the table, but Harper’s thoughts toward playing there could be why he has yet to sign with a team.

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