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19:15  12 february  2019
19:15  12 february  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Former teammate gives discouraging update on Bryce Harper free agency

Former teammate gives discouraging update on Bryce Harper free agency Nobody knows when Bryce Harper will find a new home, but one former teammate who spoke with him recently is warning that it could be further off than even we think. Relief pitcher Shawn Kelley spent parts of three seasons with Harper on the Washington Nationals, and offered a pretty discouraging assessment of the state of Harper’s free agency on Wednesday. Rangers pitcher Shawn Kelley on where Bryce Harper will end up: "No idea. Talked to him the other day and he said it’s actually slower than you guys think it is.

The slow-moving Bryce Harper free agency saga limps ahead with seemingly no end in sight. However, a new report suggests a dark-horse team has entered the NJ.com’s Randy Miller reports Wednesday that sources tell him that the San Francisco Giants are “making a late play” to sign Harper .

Bryce Harper remains without a team just days before spring training, and the Giants are reportedly interested in signing him to a short - term deal . They have no interest in breaking the bank and making a long-term commitment. A few months ago, the idea of Harper signing anything less than a

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The San Francisco Giants may be legitimate suitors to sign Bryce Harper, but they are going to have to offer the same type of long-term contract as any other team if they want to get a deal done.

A report on Monday claimed the Giants have no interest in offering Harper anything close to the 10-year, $300 million deal he has been seeking but might be willing to offer him a “lucrative short-term deal.” According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, Harper is giving no consideration to signing such a contract.

Harper is a Scott Boras client, so that is hardly a surprise. Boras clients almost always sign with the highest bidder that offers the most long-term security, and the 26-year-old Harper wants the same.

While there may be reason to believe Harper wants to play for the Giants, it’s highly unlikely that he will offer any team a discount.

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Report: Padres leaning toward Bryce Harper over Manny Machado.
As the long winter of MLB free agency rolls along without any real indication on where Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will land, the San Diego Padres reportedly have honed in on the former. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported Saturday that, “Padres ownership is said to view Bryce Harper as a business/marketing opportunity.” Heyman also noted the Padres “may now lean toward Harper over Machado” despite having a need at third base. Of course, the overriding issue is whether the Padres have deep enough pockets and are willing to land such a big fish.

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