Remember to breath San Diego fans … Padres brass reportedly met with Bryce Harper
It. Could. Possibly. Maybe. Slightly. Happen!
Per source, meeting is tonight. https://t.co/LQgI9jceJD
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 31, 2019
Harper has met with a number of other teams (Nationals, Phillies, White Sox) in the recent days and weeks. The timetable for his decision is unknown.
While Rosenthal notes the Padres are a long shot to land Harper, the team is willing to get the ‘deal done at the right price.’
The Padres are looking to make a splash with the bat before the season gets going. The club is reportedly in contention for Manny Machado.
The Padres, already in on Manny Machado and J.T. Realmuto, are meeting with Bryce Harper today. Updates on all three: https://t.co/VDro10Zsx5
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) January 31, 2019
Harper, 26, is exploring a new contract that could exceed north of $300 million which the Nationals offered Harper in December.
Last season, in 159 games played, Harper blasted 34 home runs and 100 RBIs with a .889 on-base percentage.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 31, 2019