Considering their mini-slump as a franchise, the lack of outfield depth that Miller mentioned and the fact that the price for Harper has conceivably fallen precipitously from what his projected contract was, it makes sense that the Giants would want to get involved.
The Athletic's Jim Bowden reported earlier on Monday that there is at least one mystery team still in on Harper, but the type of deal they're pursuing with the free agent outfielder is unclear. With the 26-year-old still seeking a contract that's to his liking, the number of teams with a real chance to sign the star player might have tripled. 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. He was the National League's Most Valuable Player in 2015 when he posted career highs with 42 homers, a.460 on-base percentage and a.649 slugging percentage - all league-best totals.
Judge was asked who would move from right to center field in the event NY was able to add Harper to an already-crowded outfield.More news: Instagram's record breaking egg uses fame for good
The Yankees have a pretty set outfield between Judge, Aaron Hicks at center and Brett Gardner in left. I think that he was just probably pressed in the corner at the Super Bowl and he gave a good answer. Harper and Machado seem likely to sign for less than expected at the start of the winter, which could have teams re-considering whether to try to jump back into the fray. Currently, New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has the largest deal at $325 million, which he signed with the Miami Marlins. "But I would also say we're anticipating we have a great team right now and feel like we have a complete team that's ready to go compete for a championship".
As for Judge's message through TMZ to Harper, Machado and other remaining free agents? Wherever they want to go.