The Giants and The Dodgers Are Officially Fighting Over Bryce Harper

MLB Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals

MLB Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals

While Olney added the qualifier that only Harper's agent, Scott Boras, knows exactly what his client has been offered, some executives still believe that the Phillies have offered the largest total deal to Harper. Philadelphia is also willing to offer Harper a 10-year contract, while Los Angeles is likely discussing a short-term deal, according to the MLB Network's Jon Heyman.

It had previously been reported that San Francisco was only interested in signing Harper to a short-term deal.

It will be interesting to see how the Dodgers would react if the Giants pulled ahead in the race for Harper. It's unknown what the two sides are offering, but the Giants have made at least one offer to Harper.

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Harper turned down a reported $10-year, $300 million offer from the Nationals at the end of the season, and the widespread belief since then has been that the Phillies are his best bet at a long-term deal. A year ago, ownership pushed hard for Giancarlo Stanton, and his contract runs through 2027.

Based on the latest reports, it would seem that free agent slugger Bryce Harper is getting closer and closer to a final destination. It's starting to sound like Harper might not have to take much of a discount, if any, to remain on the West Coast near his hometown. The Washington Nationals, Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres have all reportedly dropped their pursuit of the six-time All-Star.

The Phillies are still the favorites for most in the game, but the Giants and Dodgers are hoping to convince Harper to play close to his Las Vegas home.

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