The Bryce Harper sweepstakes have dragged on long enough. According to Chris Russell of 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C., Harper has finally made up his mind.
Russell said Harper and his people have been meeting since Monday in Vegas to decide on what team he was going to sign with.
“Bryce and his representatives, (Scott) Boras, his people, his wife Kayla, they’ve been meeting since Monday morning in Vegas,” Russell said. “Bryce originally wanted this done, when it took this long, by Valentine’s Day. Obviously, the contract has not been announced, signed, whatever.
“But I’m lead to believe by the people that I’ve talked to that are close to the situation — and I have, again, a real good source that has helped me through this process, let’s just leave it at that,” Russell said. “That Bryce was in a mood to celebrate yesterday. Now, the source said, ‘I believe it’s done.’ I don’t have concrete, 100-percent proof for you guys. I wish I did, otherwise I would have it and I would be running around with it. But I don’t have that, so I want to caution everybody in Philadelphia. But that’s what I was lead to believe, that this thing is now decided.”
Russell seemed pretty confident that Harper had made up his mind. He was a little more cautious with the team, but believes Harper has decided to sign with the San Francisco Giants.
“I don’t think it’s going to be the Nationals. I think it’s going to be the San Francisco Giants. But, that is not, that is not — by any means — a, like, I know that for a fact. So, I want to caution everybody because I know how this works.”
The Giants would be an interesting selection. They got into the sweepstakes a little later than the rest, but do have some things to offer the top free agent.
Let’s hope whoever Harper had decided to sign with gets a deal done soon. This has dragged on long enough.
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