Yesterday it was just a rumor that Smash Mouth started, but today it's looking more like a real possibility that Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper could be headed to the Bay Area.
As of Wednesday, the SF Giants are officially one of the three MLB teams actively courting free-agent Harper, according to Sporting News and multiple baseball blogs. We learned yesterday that the Phillies had made a $300 million 10-year offer to the 26-year-old right-fielder. We also learned that the Bums — ahem — the Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to woo Harper too.
NBC Sports suggests that Boras and Harper are looking for a "record dollar figure," so that means the Giants and Dodgers are potentially in a bidding war right now.
Chronicle baseball beat reporter Hank Schulman tweeted Wednesday that all three teams, including the Phillies, are discussing 10-year deals.
Meanwhile, CBS Sports calls it a "reasonable assumption" that San Francisco is the frontrunner for Harper right now, because on the Giants Harper "figures to be an impact player for years to come."