DLD Hot Stove: Bryce Harper Interested in 2-3 Year Deal with Dodgers

On Wednesday afternoon, Yankees beat writer, Randy J. Miller, made an appearance on the Bay Area radio show, “Joe, Lo and Dibs” of 95.7 The Game. While on the show, Miller told the show hosts that he has heard some critical chatter about Bryce Harper’s position in signing a deal this offseason.

Miller stated, “I’m hearing that Bryce Harper may be interested in a two or three-year deal now…I’ve heard that if he didn’t go back to the Nationals that his preference was to go to the Giants or the Dodgers.”

With that said, the likeliness for the Dodgers to reach an agreement with Bryce Harper has increases drastically. The Dodgers have made it clear that the team looks to make deals that both guarantee success now and success down the road, which explains why the team’s front office tends to shy away from long term deals, at least without a safety opt-out.

Many writers reported following the AJ Pollock signing that the door was shut between Harper and Dodgers. However, if the team were to ship a player in the team’s outfield core to another team as rumors have told about Joc Pederson, the Dodgers would certainly have the space to land Harper.

No deal for Harper is imminent as of the publishing time of this article, but it is not out of the realm of possibility to suggest the Dodgers as one of the leading candidates in what seems like the grand-prize sweepstakes of this offseason.