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Phillies Fans Are Already Trashing Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper in the dugout during a Nationals game.

MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals in the dugout before the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Another day, another change in the sweepstakes for Bryce Harper. With the star outfielder still on the market, the Los Angeles Dodgers have turned into the favorites for his services.

Not only are the Dodgers in the running, but the San Francisco Giants have also shown interest. Despite all the earlier reports about the Philadelphia Phillies making an attractive offer to the former MVP, it appears they're losing ground in the chase for Harper.

Reports have stated that Philadelphia is willing to offer a 10-year deal, worth more than $300 million. At this point though, Harper hasn't given any indication on where he could play baseball this upcoming season.

Clearly the fans have lost hope in the Phillies signing Harper because they have resorted to bashing him on the radio.

Jon Marks and Ike Reese of 94WIP Sports Radio’s afternoon show listened to callers vent about Harper, and they had some brutal things to say.

From the Washington Post:

“I say good riddance,” Charlie in Langhorne said. “Pull the plug, let him go. Be done. He played with our emotions too much.”

Steve in Northern Liberties was even angrier: “As far as Harper’s concerned, whether he signs with San Francisco or L.A., when whichever team he’s on comes here, I’m going to make damn well sure that I’m there at the stadium with the other people, hopefully it will be a sellout crowd, because we’re going to boo him so bad. If I had a chance, I would spit in his face.”

They aren't the only ones feeling this way.

If Harper ultimately decides to sign with Philadelphia, then all these fans criticizing him will have to eat their words.

Regardless of how long his decision takes, the addition of Harper would catapult any suitor into the contenders' discussion.