First, the Dodgers jumped back in the mix on Bryce Harper. They held an impromptu meeting in Las Vegas – Dave Roberts attended – and little more was said about it. Actually, Roberts did say this.
"Our focus is on the players we have here in camp but we're always trying to get better."
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) February 25, 2019
Then, there was a Brinks truck at Dodgers camp; literally. Now, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale (friend of the show, Blue Heaven Podcast) says that Harper will be making his decision on a team by the end of the week.
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To clarify, two rival GM’s are the source of Nightengale’s report.
Harper is expected to make his decision by the end of this week, two team executives told USA TODAY Sports. The executives spoke on condition of anonymity because of ongoing negotiations.
In addition to this, I talked to someone I know who is close with Harper. Actually, the person approached me. Here is what they told me.
Do have a “source” on Harper. This is what they told me.
1) Bryce’s wife calling some shots. Doesn’t like east coast. Philly/Wash lose out bc of.
2) other options in play SF (loves the park), LA (Kasten helped draft in WASH, proximity to Vegas)
3) Philadelphia used as leverage
— Clint (@DiamondHoggers) February 26, 2019
The entire Harper saga has been an exhausting one for all of us. Still, imagine how Bryce feels! That said, he’s about to become an even more rich man. In any event, it appears it’s coming to a conclusion for all of us.
Indeed, it seems the Harper sweepstakes are down to three teams: Philadelphia, San Francisco, and your Los Angeles Dodgers. So what are your thoughts? Do you think that the Dodgers have one last legitimate run in them for the prize free agent?
Let us know in the comments! The truth will soon be revealed, and the truth shall set us all free!