The LA Dodgers have now re-entered the sweepstakes for Bryce Harper with an interest in the short-term deal to be initiated with free-agent slugger as confirmed by ESPN as well as multiple reports. Harper is now seeking long-term deals despite being unsigned a month before start of this year’s game season. He has given no indication showing a will to change this particular demand, as stated by sources to Jeff Passan for ESPN.
Harper recently met the Philadelphia Phillies over the past weekend at Las Vegas. The Phillies are confident of signing this former MVP for National League. The sides now are nearing crossroads when it comes to negotiations. This news comes after John Middleton, the general partner managing Phillies departed on Saturday from Las Vegas.
The emergence of Dodgers has potentially thrown wrench into all the negotiations. Although their initial interest is limited to short-term deals, the Phillies actually are prepared to bring in Harper for a long-standing contract.
MLB.com initially reported re-engagement of the Dodgers early morning on Monday. Multiple officials for Dodgers including Dave Roberts, the manager were last seen on Sunday at Las Vegas. Initially, the Dodgers reached out two weeks ago to the camp by Harper seeking short-term deal.