Nationals fans still see plenty of risk, however, and they weren't shy about letting Svrluga know they think the Nats should let Harper walk.
The baseball world is waiting with bated breath for the free agency decisions of Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. While the Yankees did sign Troy Tulowitzki for the league minimum, this does not rule them out on Machado. In the event that Machado does not sign with them, they would feel even more pressure to sign Harper. He hit.249 with 34 home runs, 100 RBIs and an.889 OPS in 2018. Both teams with money to spend and ready to compete right now.
Unai Emery says Arsenal can't make permanent signings this month
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega during the window, as well as defensive reinforcements. Emery is hoping to bolster his squad this month with a defender and a winger after losing a couple players to injury.
Levine stated that Philadelphia's meeting with Bryce Harper in Las Vegas could serve as an "artificial deadline" for Machado's decision. And their offer would also meet Boras' expectations of landing a record-setting deal for a free agent.
Alonso, however, is only under contract for two more seasons, and Jay was only a given one year deal, so I'm not sure that a guy like Machado would make a long term commitment to an organization exclusively on their willingness to obtain his associates short term.
ESPN made a new prediction for the Washington Nationals' star outfielder today.