Keep it locked here all day for running updates and extreme rumor mongering.
10:42 a.m.: welp..
Mike Rizzo just reached out with this message:
"Bryce is not going anywhere. I believe in this team."
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) July 31, 2018
10:41 a.m.: hmmm..
At least one team in touch with the Nationals heard the club had deals "lined up" for multiple players, including Bryce Harper, but got the sense ownership pulled the plug late last night.
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) July 31, 2018
9:49 a.m.: Logic
If the Phillies don't trade for Bryce Harper today, they're not serious about winning, and I'll just have to ignore the Phillies now that the Eagles are at training camp.
— FakeWIPCaller (@FakeWIPCaller) July 31, 2018
9:40 a.m.: Buster
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) July 31, 2018
9:31 a.m.: Boners.
Harper still seems unlikely to be traded, but some rivals suggest the team to go for it should be Philly: 1. they have the $, threshold space. 2. they tried for Adam jones and other OF. 3. they are in 1st place. 4. they're expected to go hard for harper and/or machado this winter
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2018
Good fucking morning.