In fact, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies are hoping the Realmuto addition makes Philly an even more appealing landing spot for either of the 26-year-old superstars.
Just before getting honored at the Thurman Munson Awards in Manhattan on Tuesday evening, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said any similar scenario involving the two outfielders was now an unrealistic one.
"Wherever he wants to play, wherever he wants to play-we'll make it work".
Meeting with a team coming off two miserable seasons and seemingly nearing a tankathon spells desperation on Harper's part, as his and Manny Machado's free agency nightmares drag on into spring training.
Cavs, Blazers announce Hood trade; Simmons released
The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired swingman Rodney Hood from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-player trade. Baldwin, the No. 17 pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2016, has mostly played a deep reserve role for Portland.
Giancarlo Stanton also factors into the Yankees' outfield plans.
Bryce Harper met with the San Francisco Giants this week, adding a new wrinkle to his market - and perhaps an enticing one. The team's primary designated hitter, he also spent 37 games playing right field last season. Interestingly enough, maybe. While surrounded by cacti and palm trees collectively, I have had time to soak in the atmosphere of west coast baseball, and reflect on the more recent resurgence of Bryce Harper's possible appearance in pinstripes this season.
"Obviously [Harper] is a great player". But who's to say, at this point of the calendar, that the Giants don't have as good a chance as any team to land him?
It's been well over four months since the Washington Nationals first presented Bryce Harper with their reported 10-year, $300 million offer. "Yeah, I do think things can change and your target list evolves over the course of the offseason". "So, it just all depends on where he wants to go".