Harper, Giants met this week in free agency visit

Harper, Giants met this week in free agency visit

Harper, Giants met this week in free agency visit

"Wherever he wants to play". Reports have come out in the last few hours that Harper is leaning towards signing with the Philadelphia Phillies, bringing a once in a lifetime talent to the City of Brotherly Love. "Anytime you can add an MVP to a team, it's going to make them better", the 26-year-old said.

Judge played a single game in center field last season - though Harper could be a better fit given his range.

Meeting with a team coming off two miserable seasons and seemingly nearing a tankathon spells desperation on Harper's part, as his and Manny Machado's free agency nightmares drag on into spring training. Harper was the National League MVP in 2015, National League Rookie of the Year in 2012 and is a six time all-star. Let's not forget that veteran outfielder Brett Gardner is also around, making this Byrce Harper trade seriously ridiculous when you stack all of this together.

"(Harper has) got more speed than me, man", Judge told TMZ Sports. I think that he was just probably pressed in the corner at the Super Bowl and he gave a good answer.

With every argument made for a team to sign Harper - starting with his age and status as one of baseball's most feared hitters - there seems to be at least one counterpoint. If he wants to set records, the biggest deal in baseball history was Giancarlo Stanton's $325 million extension, and Zack Greinke has the highest annual average value ever at more than $34 million.

The proverbial "mystery team" or teams are reportedly lurking, and NJ.com's Randy Miller reports that one of those franchises is the San Francisco Giants.

"Obviously [Harper] is a great player". All five teams seem to have been in the running for the outfielder, but the Dodgers and Yankees don't have much cap space in order to sign Harper to a multi-year, $300 million deal that he covets. Phillies owner John Middleton said in November that the club was prepared to spend "stupid money" this off-season. "Obviously things happen that force Brian and his staff to pivot on certain things".

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