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One of the reasons Bryce Harper remains an independent player is his reluctance to join a team he has often been associated with.
By SNY Andy MartinoHarper is "not sure" to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Harper is now the biggest domino of free players to fall after ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Tuesday that Manny Machado had agreed to an agreement with the San Diego Padres.
This is not the first time reports of Harper's uncertainty regarding Philadelphia have been reported.
Joel Sherman of New York Post reported in December that Harper did not "particularly" like the City of Brotherly Love.
The Phillies have recently been more aggressive in their pursuit of Harper. By Jon Heyman From the MLB network, the Phillies are considered the 2015 National League's MVP, but he has several bids on the table for more than $ 30 million per season. Mark Feinsand from MLB.com reported that the Machado deal lasted for 10 years and 300 million dollars, which could be the norm for any deal with Harper.
Philadelphia could certainly use Harper's stick in the right field as he pursues a playoff spot in 2019. The Phillies right-wingers hit a .225 / .318 / .374 collective with 20 homers and 71 RBI last season.
Harper hit .249 / .393 / .496 with 34 homers and 100 RBIs for the Washington Nationals in 2018.