SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – The San Francisco Giants have stepped up their lawsuits against Bryce Harper's free agent at another meeting in Las Vegas on Tuesday, according to several sources.
Giants CEO Larry Baer and Baseball Operations President Farhan Zaidi traveled to Las Vegas, Harper's hometown, to meet with the highly sought-after independent agent and agent Scott Boras for the second time in the space of a few weeks.
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The Giants met Harper and Boras for the first time in early February. They are part of a handful of teams still chasing the All-Star six times. San Francisco has reportedly extended at least one contract offer from Harper, but the terms of the offer are unclear.
Director Bruce Bochy did not attend the meeting, but Bochy was present at the first meeting between the two parties earlier this month. Several Giants players, including Buster Posey, have stated that they would welcome Harper with open arms at the club and that they are eager to add him to a training that finished 29th of the innings scored during last two years.
The Giants are the third known team to send representatives to Las Vegas in the space of a week, joining the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Phillies have expressed the most public interest for Harper, owner John Middleton having traveled to Las Vegas on Friday to try to reach an agreement with the former Nationals star.
Among the Dodgers who met with Harper on Sunday, director Dave Roberts told reporters that the club was "diligent in" considering Harper.
After freestyle player Manny Machado signed with the Padres for $ 300 million over 10 years, many people in the industry thought the Phillies would be motivated to make Harper the agent. free best paid baseball history. However, at this point in the off season, it is not certain that Harper is motivated to play in Philadelphia or more interested in a team closer to home in Las Vegas.
The Dodgers said they were not interested in Harper earlier in the offseason, but that plans may have changed, especially after Nolan Arenado, a native of Southern California, signed on Tuesday a 260-year extension with the Colorado Rockies for a period of 260 years. It was thought that Los Angeles was interested in signing Arenado during the next offseason, while he was supposed to become a free agent.