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February 18, 2019

How close are Bryce Harper, Manny Machado to actually, finally signing contracts?

If you're reading this, like us, you are desperate for information about a rumored Bryce Harper deal to the Phillies being close.

We've seen sources and reports throughout the last 24 hours saying things were close, but not finalized and based on the last four months of inactivity on the Harper and Manny Machado front, it's hard to really believe any tweets or stories on the matter until the deal actually gets done. 

But for what it's worth, here are some of the latest pieces of news on Harper, who may actually be on the verge of signing a deal to play right field for the Phillies:

The Padres, like the Phillies too have offered a deal to their free agent prize, as the Machado saga may also be nearing a conclusion:

Position players are officially reporting for the Phillies today, as they prepare for spring training games to begin this coming Friday. It makes sense that teams involved would be quite eager to have their entire team fielded when live pitching and hitting finally begins.

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