In the latest installment of Bryce Harper rumors and reports, it appears the San Francisco Giants are serious about their pursuit of the 26-year-old slugger. So much so that they have reportedly discussed a long-term commitment with Harper and his reps.
According to NBC Sports' Alex Pavlovic, the Giants are considering a 10-year deal for Harper. The team reportedly met with the free agent outfielder again today.
Harper reportedly turned down a 10-year, $300 million deal from the Washington Nationals in the fall. Those are the same contract terms that Manny Machado agreed to with the San Diego Padres.
The Giants are said to be in the mix for Harper, along with the Padres, Philadelphia Philles and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Interestingly, former MLB GM and ESPN analyst Steve Phillips tweeted earlier today that the Phillies believe they have a "remote" chance of landing Harper at this point. For a while, Philly looked like the favorite to sign him.
When Harper signs, he'll be the latest star to sign a major deal this offseason. Machado was first off the board to the Padres, followed by the Colorado Rockies locking up Nolan Arenado to a lucrative extension.
Colorado signed Arenado to an eight-year deal worth $260 million with an opt-out after year three.