Could Bryce Harper actually be a Phillie by Tuesday?

Could Bryce Harper actually be a Phillie by Tuesday?

Could Bryce Harper actually be a Phillie by Tuesday?

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.

With the Giants and Padres showing some interest but neither seem to be in the position to offer Harper anything close to what Machado just earned, the White Sox have made it clear they aren't going to pursue Harper. It seems he ended up leaving empty-handed, though, as this saga continues through the second week of spring training.

This might be the most logical explanation for why Harper has yet to make a decision.

An ESPN report added that the Dodgers prefer to do a short-term deal with the free agent outfielder. SNY.tv's Andy Martino has indicated that Harper has reservations about playing in Philadelphia, though sources recently told MLB.com's Todd Zolecki that speculation is "fabricated". However, Harper reportedly only wants the 10-year contract worth more than $300 million, or more than what Manny Machado got.

The Philadelphia Phillies have yet to convince Bryce Harper to come to the City of Brotherly Love, and that has left the door open for another National League contender to enter the mix. "I would say that teams have checked in that we haven't heard much of, or anything of, but whether they are really a true mystery team that has a real shot, I wouldn't vouch for it".

If Harper wants to win a World Series, rather than receive a megadeal, he'll certainly have to consider this offer, given that the Dodgers have played in the Fall Classic in back-to-back seasons, and they're still loaded with talent to possibly return again. "If you spend a month speculating about Harper in San Francisco and he signs in Los Angeles, but I don't think we're at that stage yet". San Diego has already made surprising offers to Machado and Eric Hosmer over the last 15 months, so maybe Los Angeles doesn't want to take any chances.

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