Bryce Harper, Yankees Union Unlikely, Manager Says, Machado Pining For New York

Bryce Harper, Yankees Union Unlikely, Manager Says, Machado Pining For New York

Judge was asked by TMZ this week what the addition of Harper would mean for the Yankees. One of the teams that have been rumored to potentially make a run at Harper is the New York Yankees who are already stacked with power hitters like Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.

"Any time you can add an MVP to a team, it's going to make it better", Judge said. Harper could platoon with Judge out in left, head to center or be designated to left field with Clint Frazier and Jacoby Ellsbury waiting in the wings. "Wherever he wants to play". Troy Tulowitzki and DJ LeMahieu were signed as free agents to help compensate for Didi Gregorius' absence as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery that is expected to keep him sidelined for at least the early part of the season.

The stalemate between Harper and his suitors could stretch into the beginning of spring training, barring an offer that hews more toward what Harper seeks, which is a deal in excess of the 10 years and $300 million the Nationals reportedly offered at the end of the regular season.

Harper is in the 11th hour of his existing one-year deal with the Nationals, but he is still seeking a long term contract.

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Judge's latest appeal to get Harper in the pinstripes is not the first time the outfielders have teased fans with the "what if" hope.

As a Nats fan, I have come to grips with the reality that the potential Hall of Famer will be leaving Washington soon.

Harper and Machado being unsigned has brought free agency to a relative hault, with both stars looking for massive contracts that teams have been unwilling to dole out to this point. I am starting a petition for the other 28 teams in the Major League Baseball to offer this man a contract to keep him out of NY.