The USA Today posted an article today detailing the fact that the Phillies may no longer be a “favorite” of Harper.
A few things stand out from the article. For example:
“The Phillies and Giants have offered 10-year contracts worth at least $300 million, while the Dodgers have discussed a shorter-term contract that would obliterate Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke’s $34.3 million salary.”
As well …
“They are still adamant about not giving Harper a 10-year deal, but realize that if they offer the highest annual salary for at least five years, they now have his attention.”
Let’s face the facts here: The Dodgers do not need the services of Harper nearly as much as the Phillies or Giants. They have won six consecutive NL West Titles and back-to-back pennants.
But, yet, there are in the running to get Harper?
It just doesn’t add up.
I still believe that Harper and Boras are solely interested in beating Stanton’s deal.
The Phillies will need to pony up $326 million for that.
For whatever it is worth: just sign already, Harper.