The Bryce Harper sweepstakes remains open. While several teams – New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals – look to be out of the running, two other teams have emerged as potential landing spots for the star outfielder.
According to MLB expert Jim Bowden of the Athletic, the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies are in the running to land the six-time All-Star. Meanwhile, the Washington Nationals remain in the hunt with their offer from earlier in the season.
Here’s more from Bowden.
#WhiteSox #Phillies appear to be most interested in Bryce Harper in terms of breaking contract records which could mean he could end up circling back to the #Nationals at some point…. unless of course something changes dramatically with teams like the #Yankees #Dodgers #Cubs
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) December 13, 2018
Last week, Nationals managing principal owner Mark Lerner suggested the Nats might be out of the running: “I don’t really expect him to come back at this point. I think they’ve decided to move on.”
The 2015 MVP and former No. 1 overall pick is looking at a significant contract regardless of where he lands. Washington reportedly offered Harper $300 million over 10 years.
Will a team step up and offer more? Stay tuned.