Padres Have Made Serious Bids For Bryce Harper, Manny Machado

Padres Have Made Serious Bids For Bryce Harper, Manny Machado

Nightengale also adds that Philadelphia's contract offer for Harper is reportedly greater than the 10-year, $300 million deal the Washington Nationals offered him back in the fall. Heyman noted that talks are believed to have "intensified" between the two sides.

If the Phillies are able to sign Harper, it would put the exclamation point on an outstanding offseason for them.

If this feels like deja vu, you wouldn't be wrong.

We may finally be nearing a resolution in the Bryce Harper free agency saga at just the right time.

Jon Heyman of MLB Network dished the latest on Monday morning in an apperance on "Joe, Lo & Dibs".

Padres general manager A.J. Preller visited Harper in Miami last week, and the team's big-money offer followed. And now they appear willing to spend what it will take. However, the Harper-Phillies match is "the most likely", per Heyman.

Looking at the ledger, Heyman suggested that Harper likes the West Coast and the city of San Francisco, but pointed out that the cavernous ballpark is not a pro.

Bryce Harper, who has been waiting for someone to meet his price, appears to have found that team in the #Phillies. He figures to fit well with their group of young stars, and on paper, Philadelphia looked to be the best landing spot for him. In addition, San Diego and San Francisco both don't equal up to the Phillies in regards to the current talent they possess. He also had career-highs with 100 RBIs and 130 walks.

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