I don’t doubt that the San Francisco Giants made a valiant effort to get Bryce Harper, but it’s time to retract the olive branch.
Really, I just want new San Francisco Giants President of Baseball Ops, Farhan Zaidi, to tell Scott Boras to go pound sand, but that’s a pipe dream. I know some of you are going to disagree with me, tell me to hold out for it, but it’s time. There have been so many rumors and speculation, to the point of nausea and exhaustion. Seeing Bryce Harper’s name is really starting to give me the shakes.
Just to be clear, we all know what Harper brings to the table, I’m not saying what he brings doesn’t help this team out. What I’m saying is that there are others out there that would probably be more than willing to play for the Giants, without a hefty price tag or the drama and anticipation. I don’t blame Harper for creating the anticipation and anxiety either, I blame the media outlets running loose with rumors from their “credible sources”. However, it is the occupational hazard of being a baseball fan.
From what we understand, the Phillies are the front runners to land Harper; that seems to be widely accepted. We also know that Harper will not take a short-term deal, so any team that does want him is going to have to anchor on for a while. There’s really no other concrete information that has been published at this point. Personally, I think Harper is due his money in a long-term deal, but I don’t think the Giants are in the place to be doing that right now. It’s not within Farhan Zaidi’s modus operandi to sign expensive long-term deals anyways.