6:38 PM EST, Sun December 09, 2018
Three things to follow this week with the Philies at the Winter Meetings

Three things to follow this week with the Philies at the Winter Meetings

The entire baseball world will be focused on Las Vegas this week as the Winter Meetings open on Monday at the Mandalay Bay. This year, perhaps more than ever, the spotlight will squarely be on the Philadelphia Phillies and general manager Matt Klentak.No other club in the majors has the financial flexibility to make multiple major splashes like the Phillies. Megastars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain targets, plus the club still is on the prowl for a left-handed starter and a top arm to put in the back of the bullpen.Here are three things that could potentially happen this week in Las...
Los Angeles Times 48 mins ago

Bryce Harper, Manny Machado set for spotlight as Winter Meetings hit Las Vegas

In the months after the 2015 season, Major League Baseball teams doled out nine-figure free-agent contracts like they were bats and balls, essential items needed to field a team, rather than time bombs which ticked closer to detonation with each passing day. The deals only look astounding in retrospect....

Kris Bryant could see Las Vegas buddy Bryce Harper land on the South Side of town

Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant can get an up-close and personal view of the winter meetings this week without turning on their TVs. All the two Las Vegas natives need to do is head on over to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where all the action is taking place. Harper, of course, is one of the...
Federal Baseball 8 hours ago
Wire Taps: Washington Nationals at the 2018 MLB Winter Meetings; Bryce Harper chatter + more...

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals at the 2018 MLB Winter Meetings; Bryce Harper chatter + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the 2018 Winter Meetings start heating up... With the majority of the baseball world either in or arriving in Las Vegas this weekend for the start of the 2018 Winter Meetings, there aren’t a whole lot of links to share with you this morning, but we found what we could and threw them together to get you updated on the goings on in the baseball world. Before things start getting hectic out in the desert, get caught up on the latest Nationals and Nats-related news out there... NATS BEAT: Corbin on why he took a step forward in 2018 -...
Call to the Pen 10 hours ago

MLB Free Agency: Possible landing spots for Ian Kinsler

With the MLB free agency conversations focused on Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, and a handful of pitchers, several outstanding players have been under the radar. One of those is four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner Ian Kinsler, who is just one of many top second base options in MLB free agency. After 13 years […] MLB Free Agency: Possible landing spots for Ian Kinsler - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rising Apple 11 hours ago

New York Mets can and should sign free agent Bryce Harper

Not only should the New York Mets sign Bryce Harper, they can. Recently, Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner made it pretty clear that Bryce Harper will not be re-signing with the team. Additionally, rumors are swirling that Harper is not sold on the Philadelphia Phillies, one of his biggest suitors this offseason. This is all […] New York Mets can and should sign free agent Bryce Harper - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop 11 hours ago
MLB News: Winter Meetings on deck

MLB News: Winter Meetings on deck

Busy week ahead for Major League executives. Atlanta Braves News Here are Winter Meetings FAQs to know The Winter Meetings get underway on Sunday with action expected to pick up throughout the week. If you are new and don’t really understand what the Winter Meetings are all about, MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince has put together an excellent FAQ that has everything you need to know and to look for. MLB News Never say never on Harper going back to the Nationals Nationals owner Mark Lerner seemed to close the book on a potential return by Bryce Harper to the Nationals in a radio interview...
Call to the Pen 12 hours ago

Chicago White Sox courtship of Bryce Harper a dangerous liaison

The Chicago White Sox should reconsider their pursuit of Bryce Harper, especially given the financial implications. The Chicago White Sox arrive for the winter meetings in Las Vegas reportedly committed to landing Bryce Harper, and damn the cost. That rumor should excite South Side fans. But if the Sox succeed, the short-term thrill of signing […] Chicago White Sox courtship of Bryce Harper a dangerous liaison - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Dec 8, 2018
It’s time for the Yankees to pounce on Manny Machado or Bryce Harper

It’s time for the Yankees to pounce on Manny Machado or Bryce Harper

The Nationals grabbed Patrick Corbin, and the Phillies made a move for Jean Segura. The path is clear for New York to grab one of the biggest stars on the market. There has been a sense of division in terms of Yankee fan’s reactions to Patrick Corbin signing with the Nationals on Tuesday. Some saw the six-year, $140 million deal the lefty signed and breathed a sigh of relief that Brian Cashman refused to commit just one extra year for the 29-year-old. Others saw a wasted opportunity for New York to grab the pitcher they supposedly saw as their top target and complete the rotation while...
Federal Baseball Dec 8, 2018
Wire Taps: Washington Nationals welcome Patrick Corbin; but Bryce Harper talk turns real...

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals welcome Patrick Corbin; but Bryce Harper talk turns real...

On the day they welcomed pitcher Patrick Corbin to the nation’s capital, the Washington Nationals all-but said Bryce Harper won’t return to D.C. Welcome to Washington, Patrick Corbin. Thanks for the memories, Bryce Harper. It was that sort of day in D.C. It was supposed to be about the signing of the biggest free agent pitcher on the market this winter, but it ended up being about Harper’s future, because that’s how it goes. It’s Harper’s world, we’re all just living in it... Go read your links: NATS BEAT: Nats GM: Corbin, Harper 'independent'; owner thinks OF gone -...
Pinstripe Alley Dec 8, 2018
NYY News: D-See You Later?

NYY News: D-See You Later?

Bryce Harper not expected back in Washington; Cashman prepared for busy winter meetings; the case for J.A. Happ; Severino’s pitch tipping problems. MLB.com|Jamal Collier: In a Friday radio interview, Nationals owner Mark Lerner revealed just how far his team was from keeping superstar Bryce Harper, saying: “I really don’t expect him to come back at this point, I think they’ve decided to move on.” With Juan Soto’s emergence and Victor Robles likely to play in 2019, the Nationals may be completely off the board in the pursuit of Harper. MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Brian Cashman has...

Nationals owner doesn't expect Bryce Harper to return; GM still has hope

As with most things involving the Nationals' offseason, a day that was supposed to be all about introducing Patrick Corbin morphed into a day about Bryce Harper. The Nationals announced their six-year contract with Corbin, a heavily back-loaded deal worth $140 million, and the All-Star lefty starter...
WTOP Dec 7, 2018
Nats GM says Corbin signing ‘independent’ of Harper pursuit

Nats GM says Corbin signing ‘independent’ of Harper pursuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — As with most things involving the Washington Nationals’ offseason, a day that was supposed to be all about introducing Patrick Corbin morphed into a day about Bryce Harper. Washington announced its six-year…

Nationals Owner: Offer to Bryce Harper Was "Best We Can Do"

According to Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner, the Nationals have made their best offer to Bryce Harper and do not feel he will return.
Federal Baseball Dec 7, 2018
Washington Nationals’ owner Mark Lerner on Bryce Harper: “I really don’t expect him to come back at this point.”

Washington Nationals’ owner Mark Lerner on Bryce Harper: “I really don’t expect him to come back at this point.”

Washington Nationals’ Managing Principal Owner Mark D. Lerner told 106.7 the FAN in D.C.’s Grant and Danny that he doesn’t think Bryce Harper will return to the Nats at this point... When he appeared on 106.7 the FAN in D.C.’s Grant and Danny Show with Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier last week, Washington Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo was asked if the rumored 10-year/$300M offer that was made to Bryce Harper at the end of the 2018 campaign was a starting point or a final offer? “Well we’re certainly not going to discuss over the air what our negotiating posture is and what our...

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