Report: Bryce Harper Not Currently Part of Yankees’ Plans


We have an update on HARPER WATCH™. The Yankees were presumed to be one of the Phillies’ biggest competitors for the services of Bryce Harper this offseason, but Andy Martino of SportsNet New York reports that’s not the case:

As the Yankees wrapped their pro scouting meetings last week and determined a preliminary offseason strategy, a pursuit of free agent outfielder Bryce Harper was not part of the plan, according to major league sources.

I, for one, believe that’s a great idea. Stay far, far away, Brian Cashman.

If the Yankees do wind up sitting out the impending Harper bidding war, it would be welcomed news for the Phillies (or any other team) that’s in on him. Of course, after the Red Sox won yet another title last night, it’s always possible plans could change:

On the Manny Machado front, it has long been rumored that the free agent infielder would prefer to sign with the Yankees this winter, but the team has supposedly soured on the idea, according to Martino:

But we are here to tell you that the baseball operations and scouting departments, which spent most of last week meeting to plot an offseason strategy, was not impressed by Machado’s postseason antics, and are now “lukewarm” on pursuing the former Oriole and Dodger, according to major league sources.

My heart is full.

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  • PeeNus October 29, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Does anyone remember how fat Josh Innes was?

  • Duh Cuz October 29, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Awwww Bo, can’t wait to Harps here with a Primo’s so I can drop a thick rope into his beard

  • New coach for Birds October 29, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Eagles should bring Todd Haley on staff next season. He’s tough to work with but as having another voice on the team I think it would help Carson. Browns are cleaning house with the both Jackson and Haley out. Haley is combative but that style might motivate this team after getting a bit lazy after winning the title last year.

    • The 4 for 4 wobble October 29, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      Should bring in spaggs and fire jimbo

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