8 teams checking in on Harper

Bryce Harper

Rumors swirled that the team was in on the likes of Patrick Corbin, Manny Machado, and Bryce Harper. the money was there. The Washington Nationals are said to be interested in bringing Harper back, but thus far, no real progress has been made for the former MVP. Extent of interest on team's part not known, but they did try hard for Stanton last winter.

Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge would welcome free agent and fellow outfielder Bryce Harper to the Yankees.

With both of these high-caliber players asking for multi-year deals, teams need to have plenty of cap space to sign them. "Nolan Arenado's progress on a multi-year extension with the Rockies, which would remove him from next offseason's free-agent market if the deal gets completed, should remind the Yankees that a good plan today trumps a ideal plan for 270 tomorrows from now". There have been some mystery teams, including the San Diego Padres, who has plenty of cap space to sign Harper. So if the Giants are serious about getting Harper, they likely will have to go over the luxury tax.

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Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals reacts after hitting a single in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game five of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 13, 2016 in Washington, DC.

It's unclear if the Yankees will re-enter the race to sign Harper.

"Wherever he wants to play, wherever he wants to play - we'll make it work", the two-time All-Star outfielder proclaimed Tuesday. Breathe in and breathe out Yankee fans; that has been my mantra this off season and particularly while I am surrounded by cacti and palms just under a week before pitchers and catchers. Judge has also been a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for over the past two seasons. Machado's brother-in-law, Yonder Alonso, had been traded to Chicago from the Cleveland Indians in December, to try to sway Machado to Chicago. "But you never know the twists and turns that an offseason takes".

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