Report: Bryce Harper not ‘even considering’ short-term contract

Latest news comes day after Giants appeared to be posed to make such an overture

Karl Buscheck
February 12, 2019 - 9:20 am

The day after a report that the San Francisco Giants were preparing a “lucrative short term deal” for Bryce Harper, Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweeted that such an offer is unlikely to find success.

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The question is just what exactly qualifies as short term? Either way, the latest news would appear to be emanating from Harper’s camp, in an effort to gain some leverage in a market that has not smiled on big-name free agents.

On Monday, one oddsmaker identified the Giants as the leading landing spot for Harper.

For now, on the day Giants pitchers and catchers report to Scottsdale, the standoff between Harper and his potential suitors wears on.

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