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New York Post Jan 16, 2019

Mets’ strange reason for ignoring Bryce Harper: Jeff McNeil

The two biggest fish on the market can probably forget about Flushing Bay as a potential home. As Bryce Harper and Manny Machado linger in free agency and look for teams willing to spend big on their services, the Mets entered this offseason with a plan, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, and neither...
Tip of the Tower Jan 16, 2019

Toronto Blue Jays: Don’t get too excited by Bryce Harper talk

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins had plenty to say about Bryce Harper on Monday, but the chances of him moving to Southern Ontario are tenuous at best. It’s pretty clear the Toronto Blue Jays are in a major rebuild, as they look to turn around the franchise and become long-term contenders. The likes of Russell […] Toronto Blue Jays: Don’t get too excited by Bryce Harper talk - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 16, 2019
Joe Maddon on Bryce Harper to the Cubs: ‘Not happening’

Joe Maddon on Bryce Harper to the Cubs: ‘Not happening’

We all need to move on. We are about four weeks to the time when major-league players will be reporting to spring-training camps in Arizona and Florida. One thing we can be pretty certain about is that top free agent Bryce Harper won’t be reporting to the Cubs’ spring facility in Mesa, Arizona. So says Cubs manager Joe Maddon: In fact, when asked about Harper during an appearance for the Union League Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday night, Maddon said: “Not happening.” “We feel as though all the ingredients are in the bowl already,” Maddon said before conducting a fireside chat for...
Federal Baseball Jan 16, 2019
Wire Taps: Cubs won’t get Bryce Harper; Brian Dozier loves Washington; Looking at 25-man...

Wire Taps: Cubs won’t get Bryce Harper; Brian Dozier loves Washington; Looking at 25-man...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we all wait for Bryce Harper to pick a dang team already... This government shutdown may be approaching the Strasburg shutdown in terms of the headaches Washington residents have endured because of it. (In all seriousness: all the best to any furloughed government employees following along with us — here’s hoping they figure this out quickly.) Here’s the scoop from South Capitol: MLB rumors: Will the Dodgers be a finalist for Bryce Harper? (SI.com)"But given the opportunity to land Harper for just money this winter, the Dodgers...
www.thegoodphight.com Jan 16, 2019
Phillies daily links: 1/16/19

Phillies daily links: 1/16/19

Help end this offseason. By now, you all know the drill. Another day, another time of waiting. I know it’s getting old, but hang in there. It’s going to be over soon. I really wish that I could point you to some news about other things happening in baseball, but until the two big boys make their decisions, nobody else is going to be doing much of anything. Is that a problem? Of course it is. It means that the system is somehow broken. Perhaps a new CBA can fix that? On to the links! Here at The Good Phight: John talks about how the Phillies will not be signing both Bryce Harper and...
Halos Heaven Jan 16, 2019
HumpLinks: No Mo’ Mike?

HumpLinks: No Mo’ Mike?

The winds of rumor waft the first hint of Trout’s camp rejecting any extension talk. Welp, here it is, folks. The winds of rumor bring to our hyper-sensitive noses the first hint that Mike Trout’s camp is not going to be signing any contact extension. This, just in time for the Phillies to figure out whether or not they really wish to commit at this time to BOTH Manny Machado AND Bryce Harper. If this turns out to be true, and that it ends up happening that Trout moves on to the FA market, and if the result is that he does not re-sign with the Halos, we will have a few touchstones in...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 16, 2019
Yankees news: Bombers and Bryce Harper are a perfect match

Yankees news: Bombers and Bryce Harper are a perfect match

Bryce Harper could be a perfect match for the Yankees; Comparing DJ LeMahieu to a former Yankees shortstop; Mariano Rivera and Mike Mussina HoF updates; Slade Heathcott’s new career. NY Post | Ken Davidoff: Bryce Harper is still available—and the Yankees don’t seem all that interested—but Davidoff argues that it’d be a great match for both sides. He’d help balance out the lineup, and he’d send a lot of balls over the right field porch. FanGraphs | Jeff Sullivan: After comparing DJ LeMahieu to hitters over the past 17 years, Sullivan finds a lot of similarities between the...
Federal Baseball Jan 16, 2019
Nationals’ hitting coach Kevin Long on how Bryce Harper turned his season around in 2018...

Nationals’ hitting coach Kevin Long on how Bryce Harper turned his season around in 2018...

Bryce Harper struggled in the first-half of the 2018 campaign, but some changes he and hitting coach Kevin Long made helped turn things around... In mid-August last season, when Bryce Harper had turned things around and was hitting like the Bryce Harper that Washington Nationals fans, and baseball fans in general, had come to know, Nationals’ hitting coach Kevin Long talked to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal about what the then-25-year-old outfielder had done to get back on track after a rough first half. “When your numbers say .209 at the All-Star Break, and you end up hitting .250, do...

Phillies Reportedly Thinking Big: Keuchel and Kimbrel, Too?

The Phillies reportedly have hopes of signing outfielder Bryce Harper and even adding some big name players further.
SNY TV Jan 15, 2019

Mets' rival Phillies could spend 'stupid money' on more than just Bryce Harper or Manny Machado

Phillies reportedly ready to pursue other top free agents if they land either Harper or Machado.
Press of Atlantic City Jan 15, 2019
Bryce Harper might be better fit for Phillies than Manny Machado

Bryce Harper might be better fit for Phillies than Manny Machado

It was Sept. 12, and the Philadelphia Phillies had just lost to the Washington Nationals 5-1 in the season finale between the rivals.
That Balls Outta Here Jan 15, 2019

Phillies rumors: Team plans to sign only one of Harper and Machado

While the Phillies are confident in their chances of signing one of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, they reportedly do not plan on signing both. After their weekend meeting with Bryce Harper, the Phillies have extreme confidence they will land at least one of Harper and fellow free agent superstar Manny Machado. Given their high […] Phillies rumors: Team plans to sign only one of Harper and Machado - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Report: Phillies Will Sign Harper or Machado, Not Both

According to a report, the Phillies will only sign one of free agents Bryce Harper or Manny Machado, helping their negotiating leverage.
www.thegoodphight.com Jan 15, 2019
REPORT: Phillies will NOT be signing both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper

REPORT: Phillies will NOT be signing both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper

Or will they? As the Phillies, Manny Machado, his agent Dan Lazano, Bryce Harper and his agent Scott Boras continue their winter stare-down, it has been seen by some that, with each passing day, the possibility of the team signing both free agent superstars was becoming more possible. That makes sense. After all, the longer this goes on, it seems fewer teams are in the mix for either player. And if the Phillies don’t have to offer mega contracts to either guy, why isn’t it possible? A report by Matt Gelb in The Athletic (subscription required) today indicated that possibility is just...
Friars on Base Jan 15, 2019

Padres Rumors: Could Bryce Harper end up with the Friars?

We all know the main suitors in the sweepstakes for Bryce Harper, but could we all be surprised by seeing Harper end up on a team like the San Diego Padres? Earlier today, MLB.com’s Richard Justice wrote an article on the five possible mystery teams for Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. Interestingly, Richard ranked the […] Padres Rumors: Could Bryce Harper end up with the Friars? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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