January 31, 2019 at 11:31 am #80982
Bryce Harper has four active suitors as February nears, source confirms: #Nationals, #Phillies, #WhiteSox, and now #Padres. At least one other team remains involved on periphery, but overwhelming likelihood is he will sign with one of those four clubs. @MLB @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 31, 2019February 1, 2019 at 11:07 am #81041
VEB beating a dead horse.February 1, 2019 at 11:26 am #81051
They are not the only folks out there playing to their audience.February 1, 2019 at 2:49 pm #81069
Harper and Machado were never at any time given even a moment of consideration. It was Donaldson and Goldschmidt and we ended up with Goldschmidt. Then Miller and off-season over. It’s a shame because they needed much more but it’s too late now. Hope for the best and get ready for the worst. Spring training is about here and I can’t wait. This is my fifty-sixth season. Go Cardinals!!!!February 1, 2019 at 11:52 pm #81091
Padres are a legit suitor for both even thought the papers say they aren’t. It makes a lot of sense if they deal Will Myers before or after. Guy is an injury waiting to happen in the OF and has a contract you’s like to be rid of if you want to take on either and have that depth in the minors. That’s the only way it gets done.February 2, 2019 at 6:32 am #81095
That is the most optimistic post Nate has ever written!February 2, 2019 at 7:01 am #81096
Bryce Harper saw his shadow, which means we’re having six more weeks of free agency
— Mike Gianella (@MikeGianella) February 2, 2019February 2, 2019 at 12:59 pm #81116
Harper, Machado, and even Kimbrel get all of the attention but out of the 245 available free agents 97 remain unsigned. Spring Training starts in two weeks.February 2, 2019 at 1:15 pm #81120
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mspaid must have gotten some afternoon delight for the first time in a long while. I wonder what it’s like.February 2, 2019 at 1:23 pm #81121
Of the top 50 FA’s by MLBTR, 11 remain unsigned.February 2, 2019 at 1:35 pm #81128
Maybe they are waiting for some team to be desperate enough to up their offer big enough for Harper and such…February 4, 2019 at 2:43 pm #81213
The latest on Yahoo Sports/MLB says there are probably one – or more – mystery team(s) involved in the Bryce Harper situation. But the writer said he couldn’t figure out who the teams were. St. Louis was a team mentioned as a possibility.
Spring Training starts next week and neither Harper or Machado are signed yet. Will something shake loose this week?
February 4, 2019 at 3:06 pm #81215
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Maybe the reason Bowden cannot find them is that they exist in Scott Boras’ bag of tricks to increase bidding. Tried and true method to inject mystery teams into the mix late, getting teams to bid against themselves.
According to multiple sources there are indeed “mystery” team(s) in on Bryce Harper that the public is not aware of…and as many texts/emails & phone calls I’ve made…I still can’t find them…..#Braves ? #Cardinals ? #Astros ? #Giants ? #Angels ? #Yankees ? #BlueJays ? I give up
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) February 4, 2019February 4, 2019 at 3:11 pm #81216
Such a strange saga. It seems like there are really only a couple contenders, with another team popping up here or there.
Watch him end up signing for 3-4 years somewhere in the end.February 4, 2019 at 3:51 pm #81218
So Boras has told multiple people that there is a mystery team. What a surprise.February 6, 2019 at 10:41 am #81369February 6, 2019 at 10:44 am #81370
I can’t imagine these “new” teams will be in it unless they think the years or AAV will drop into their wheelhouse. I could imagine the Cards being one of those teams, but I doubt they would be serious about it unless he would take a shorter deal, like 6 or 7 years.February 6, 2019 at 10:29 pm #81422
it isn’t the cardinals. the cardinals did nothing this offseason but they spin it like they did something. goldshmidt was a great get but the cardinals didn’t really have to do anything. basically Arizona threw him at us for basically nothing. I know they were gonna probably lose him next year but it just seems weird that they couldn’t get more from someone else for him. though if they can get weaver back to form, it could work out a little. miller coming off a down year was also not that great of a get. yea if he returns to form, it will be a stroke of greatness but the ifs haven’t been going the cardinals way as of late. im still thinking we are gonna finish third. the brewers will better with a new full season with the guys they got last year and even though it pains me to say anything good about the cubs, I still think they are better than the cardinals. the cardinals have to have a lot of things go right for their offense to really gel and im not sure it will. their pitching could carry them but only if they stay healthy and that never seems to happen. their defense isn’t gonna improve that much if any. goldy is great but he is playing a position we didn’t really have a defensive problem at unless you count when Martinez was there. elsewise I still expect a lot of errors and plays not made. which since they hardly call errors anymore, the plays not made that should have been are what really stands out.February 7, 2019 at 6:34 am #81433
1982…that’s certainly a glass almost empty take. One could also say that nearly everything that could go wrong last year for the Cards did, and nearly everything clicked for Milwaukee while the Cubs were (as usual) pretty lucky injury-wise. I think it will be a close race.February 7, 2019 at 8:52 am #81459
Other than geography I don’t know why Harper would want to play for the Giants or Padres. The Giants are an old team with bloated contracts. They won’t be competitive for years. The Padres have a lot of good young players coming up but they will never have the payroll capacity to keep everyone.February 12, 2019 at 11:41 am #81780
From the lips of God… and the oddsmakers…
Despite rumored offers/wishes of teams, word is Bryce Harper is not signing — or even considering — short-term deals.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 12, 2019
From BetOnline (www.BetOnline.ag, Twitter: @betonline_ag).
Who will sign Bryce Harper for the 2019 MLB Season?
San Francisco Giants 1/1
San Diego Padres 5/2
Philadelphia Phillies 4/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 15/2
Washington Nationals 10/1February 16, 2019 at 4:29 pm #82006
"When the most famous player on the team can’t go 10 days without failing to run out a grounder or overthrowing a cutoff man or throwing to the wrong base, it’s hard to demand total alertness from the other 24. 'Write it,' one prominent Nats vet said." https://t.co/IV2rXWL6IC
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) February 16, 2019February 16, 2019 at 6:23 pm #82011
Well it’ll be hard for me to see the Cardinals make any more meaningful improvements to the team during ST. If anything they trade some guys off the 40-man roster like Gyorko. I don’t want Mozeliak to have a more difficult job than it already is.February 17, 2019 at 4:08 pm #82092
Harper talks with Phillies appear to be intensifying, but no word anything’s done and to this point it seems other interested teams haven’t been told they are out. That includes Padres, Nats, Giants, Chisox, multiple mystery teams.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 17, 2019February 17, 2019 at 4:50 pm #82099
Ok, I’ll bite. How can he know the mystery teams haven’t been told they are out if it is a mystery who they are?
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