Bryce Harper praised Posey, left Giants 'very impressed' during hours-long meeting

Aubrey Yates
February 12, 2019

According to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area, Harper talked about how much he likes Giants catcher Buster Posey during the meeting.

And if you're a Giants fan, you're hoping the sight of Larry Baer in Las Vegas meant good news for the six-time All-Star sporting orange and black soon. The extent of their interest is not known.

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The Giants have declined to speak too in-depth about the meeting with Harper.

Even in a pitcher-friendly setting such as Oracle Park, Harper's offensive prowess would be a breath of fresh air for San Francisco. Certainly it doesn't hurt to hear offers. The Giants' big addition in 2018 was Andrew McCutchen, who had a.772 OBP in San Francisco and was dealt at the end of August. With Harper's suitors reportedly down to four teams, it seemed like we were getting close. As the calendar moves towards March it may be time for Harper and agent Scott Boros to take a different approach. The longer it draws on, the more likely it is that Harper settles for a one-year deal.

With the Giants entering the discussion, we know there are at least five teams in the running for Harper. "He's going to have some decisions to make, but again, I think it's fair to say that was an expression of our interest level to make the trip out there and meet with him".

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