Harper watch continues for the San Francisco Giants, who remain in the mix for the former NL MVP.
Per Nightengale, the Giants “plan to offer Harper a lucrative short-term deal.” The NL West club has no interest in matching the 10-year, $300 million megadeal that Harper turned down from the Washington Nationals at the end of last season.
Baer offered the following at his team’s FanFest on Saturday:
“We want to be able to pursue players to bring championships back to the Giants’ fans,’’ Giants president Larry Baer told reporters at the Giants’ FanFest. “Bryce Harper is an amazing player. It’s very hard, these are competitions, and I can’t handicap it.”
“One high-ranking rival executive boldly predicts the Giants will ultimately sign the 26-year star.”
A request for comment from Harper's representatives at Boras Corporation has so far gone unanswered.