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    Its replies like CC’s that I wish this site offered the use of GIFs. There’s a pretty good Eddy Murphy GIF that would be appropriate.

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    Semantics aside I’m thinking that the only two contenders that are offering offers that will get Harper’s attention are the Phillies and Nationals. I would be surprised if he doesn’t end up with one of those two.

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    From Twitter this afternoon. Talk about the chief of lost causes…

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    I don’t know who Cory is but he obviously has no clue what is going on.

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    I think Harper is down to the Phillies and Nationals. Anyone else signing him at this point would be a huge surprise.

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    The Cards have a guy in O’Neill who could well provide Harper production or better at a tiny fraction of the price. Sure, he’s not a guaranteed thing but I see no reason to throw down the insane $$ for Harper.

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    Truth or controlled leak to try to drive up the offers? This reaction to Heyman led me to laugh.

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    It seems to me that if Harper signs with the Phillies it will only be because they were the high bidder. I get the impression he would prefer not to go there or he would have already done it. His preferences all along were probably the Cubs, Dodgers, and Yankees but those teams have stayed out of it for the most part.

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    The news is that Harper met with the Dodgers yesterday. My guess is they put a big AAV, short term deal on the table. If it is big enough, it might allow Boras to claim the highest annual salary ever, rather than go for the longest, biggest contract ever. What we don’t know is if the Phillies topped the Machado deal, which is the new high-water mark.

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    That can’t be for Harper. Just one armored car. He’ll need at least two. 😉

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    Dang, Boras is good. He is even out-waiting NEXT YEAR’s free agents! 😉

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    Brian, we need to give you the Boras Challenge. If you can go 24 hours w/o mentioning his name you win a 12 pack of Coke Zero or the soft drink of your choice. :o)

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    For the record, you mentioned him first today – on the Rumors thread. So there’s that… 😉

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    I think harper in my opinion should bet on himself. if the dodgers are will to give 35 to 40 million a year for a shorter contract, id do it over a long term deal with the phillies. then if he shows that hes worth it, they probably would go back and extend him down the road. I still feel he is a better offensive option all around than what the cardinals have in the outfield by quite a bit and having him around for a while could have been nice but alas its not to be.

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    I first posted this on the Mikolas thread, but it fits better here.

    VEB wrote about the Cards and Harper this morning, taking what I believe is a very balanced view of a decision that is not black and white.

    https://www.vivaelbirdos.com/2019/2/28/18244194/a-look-at-bryce-harper

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    Harper to the Phillies

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    330M

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    13 yrs????

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    Harper’s deal sets a new record, as Bowden first suggested. It’s a $330MM guarantee over thirteen years, per Jeff Passan of ESPN.com (Twitter links), with no opt-outs included.

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