The end of February is here, and believe it or not, Bryce Harper is still a free agent.
Will this circus actually make it into March?
Here are all of the latest rumors and reports you need to know, as well as a recap of a crazy last week, surrounding the Phillies pursuit of Harper:
All winter, USA Today's Bob Nightengale has confidently stated that the Phillies would land Bryce Harper. He now appears to be backing off that prediction, with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants now upping their offers
It feels like just yesterday a decision was coming and the Phillies were considered the favorites. Things might have drastically changed, but we might finally be getting answer on where Harper will sign.
Really, it’s quite simple here. If Harper wants the most money, the Phillies are most likely his team. If he wants to go to an iconic franchise that’s close to his Las Vegas home, but doesn’t mind leaving about $200 million on the table, he’ll choose the Dodgers. If he wants to stay out West, but perhaps doesn’t mind playing for a team that’s about to begin their rebuild, and playing in a ballpark that could suffocate his power numbers, he’ll go to San Francisco.
Take out the Giants, for the reasons Nightengale laid out, and it will come down to the Dodgers or the Phillies. When will Harper decide? Nightengale says it will be by the end of the week.