Bryce Harper spoke with MLB insider Ken Rosenthal about his decision to sign with the Phillies over the Giants. According to Harper he picked Philadelphia before he ever received an off from San Francisco.
Via The Mercury News:
“We sat there and talked for a little bit,” Harper told Rosenthal after receiving Philly’s offer. “And I remember standing there, me hugging her and saying, ‘Hey, we’re going to Philly.’ That was before we even heard from San Fran. San Fran called back, offered whatever it was. By that point, it was kind of like, ‘I’m already a Philadelphia Phillie.’
“In my heart, I was already a Philadelphia Phillie. It was nothing against San Francisco. They’re a great organization. It’s a great city. It just came down to what I felt. And by that point, it was Philly.”
It just so happens that the Phillies 12-year, $330 was a better offer than the Giants 12 year, $310 million one. How convenient is that?
It would be really interesting to see if his heart was really in Philly if the Giants topped the Phillies offer. Something tells me it wouldn’t have been.
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