Thursday is Valentine’s Day,” also while hearts are fluttering around the united states since pitchers and catchers treat fans to the welcome sounds of Spring Training, Bryce Harper continues to be going out in vegas, waiting to give a fresh fan base — or even possibly his older one — somebody else to love.

The Giants will be the team after the front office of San Francisco and the superstar outfielder met last week in his hometown attached to the prior National League Most Valuable Player. Twitter was abuzz during the weekend using rumors of a pending deal throughout the club fan fest, though those was premature, to say the very least.

Thursday is Valentine’s Day,” also while hearts are fluttering around the united states since pitchers and catchers treat fans to the welcome sounds of Spring Training, Bryce Harper continues to be going out in vegas, waiting to give a fresh fan base — or even possibly his older one — somebody else to love.

The Giants will be the team after the front office of San Francisco and the superstar outfielder met last week in his hometown attached to the prior National League Most Valuable Player. Twitter was abuzz during the weekend using rumors of a pending deal throughout the club fan fest, though those was premature, to say the very least.

Video: Giants trying to provide Harper Short Term deal

An origin indicated that while the Giants’ curiosity about Harper is real, it’s unlikely that they will expand the kind of offer both Harper and Scott Boras, his agent, are searching. If Harper’s demands come to the point at which he’s prepared to bring a deal, there might be a match, however, it willn’t appear that will occur in the immediate future.

So where does that render the saga Boras dubbed”Harper’s Bazaar” a few months ago? Let us look at the longshots and dare we say? — favorites, rated by the Harper.

LONGSHOTS

Cubs
It’s been awfully silent on the Northside of Chicago this offseason. Theo Epstein indicated that Chicago wouldn’t become a person for any of the best free agents, and barring a change of heart with ownership, it appears Harper and Bryant might need to hold out until next offseason to spend any significant time.

(Jacoby Ellsbury was a part of the mix, too, but the veteran’s spring is already off to a terrible beginning thanks to a plantar fasciitis dilemma .) Again, the inquiry is if Harper would be amenable to a shorter-term deal, because the Yankees do not appear prepared to handout a contract of eight years or more.

Video: Yankees’ opportunities to signal Harper or even Machado

Giants
As mentioned previously, the Giants have a real curiosity about adding Harper to their line up, but in their price and terms. An offer may come in the form of a ton (likely four or three years) at a high average annual value ($35 million?) , but now, Harper doesn’t look inclined to stay for a contract. MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reported Tuesday that Harper”isn’t even considering” a short-term deal, which means that one appears to be a longshot as things now stand.

CONTENDERS

Padres
sandiego has been a surprise entrant into the Harper/Machado sweepstakes, but seems to be intent on landing one . Just like every other team, it will come to the commitment the Padres are all prepared to create, but with a nucleus of stars within their own system, the Padres are in a similar situation as the White Sox. 1 draw back are the pitcher-friendly confines when it comes to their long-term future of Petco Park, that might be a concern for the two sluggers.

White Sox
Chicago hasbeen heavily in the mixture for both Harper and Machado for much of the cold temperatures , though it’s uncertain just how many years and dollars the White Sox are prepared to provide either player. Reports have had the Sox prepared to offer seven or eight years and approximately $175 million and $250 million to a number of the free agents, even though it remains to be seen if those reports are true — or if the offer would even be enough. Even the White Sox are going for the impression that the accession of a star such as Machado or even Harper would greatly help vault them back into contention in the American League Central.

FAVORITES

Phillies
The Phillies have been the oddson favorites to property Harper and/or Machado from the beginning of their offseason, and many believe they will still eventually sign one of them. Last week transaction for J.T. Realmuto made the Phillies’ roster a lot more attractive for a totally free representative, though some have wondered if either Harper or even Machado wants to play in Philly. If it comes to a roster that is competitive and having money to spend, the Phillies will be init for Harper and/or Machado until the end.

Video: MLB to Night on Phils opportunities for Harper or even Machado

Nationals
Though a reported offer of $300 million before Harper became a free agent, the Nationals were not able to get their franchise player resigned before he hit on the open sector. That is certainly not to say it’s completed using Harper, who most within the believe will wind up in Washington. The consensus is that Boras provides Nationals ownership a chance to transcend (or match) the biggest offer before Harper signs everywhere.