Phillies, Harper in deep and serious negotiations

Report: Phillies are in ‘deep and serious’ talks with Bryce Harper

The Phillies have always been viewed as the front-runners and reportedly are still confident they will wind up with the 26-year-old. And while Phillies fans may be on the fence about Harper after showing some reservations about signing, the charismatic 26-year-old superstar should have no problem winning the fan base over if he replicates his 2015 MVP season.

Another week has passed by and Bryce Harper remains unsigned.

The Dodgers, while an appealing option on the west coast, would not make sense for Harper at this juncture on a short-term deal. Maybe Harper just doesn't want to be in Philadelphia that badly.

If the Giants don't land Harper, a series of moves will be expected considering the number of holes remaining on the roster, namely in the outfield.

Teams like the Cubs and Dodgers have been on the outskirts looking in for some time but could be involved late - but with Spring Training starting this week it's clear that the Phillies are the favorites and possibly the only team willing to meet Harper's financial requests.

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There was a good long stretch when it seemed inevitable that the Dodgers - not the Phillies - would be the team to land Bryce Harper. Agent Scott Boras' clients don't typically leave guaranteed money on the table, so it's hard to believe Harper would actually turn down a 10-year offer from the Phillies in favor of a four or five-year deal from the Dodgers, even if it is at a higher AAV.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Dodgers met with Harper on Sunday night. Philadelphia has more money to spend than anyone, but they seem to be hoping that something less than a major record-breaking contract could get a deal done. San Francisco has been viewed as a legitimate contender for Harper over the last few weeks.

But the part that confuses me then is why are they in on Harper?

Maybe it'll be the Dodgers taking advantage of this freakish market to land Harper on a surprising deal.

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