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

Buster Posey takes pride in the San Francisco Giants commitment to winning but it's fair to question just how committed they are in 2019

Buster Posey takes pride in the San Francisco Giants commitment to winning but it's fair to question just how committed they are in 2019

Madison Bumgarner's thoughts on the opener movement that hit Major League Baseball during the 2018 season are about what you would expect: he is extremely not a fan.

There is an increased sense among some in the clubhouse that Harper would prefer to sign with the Giants according to Pavlovic.

However, that approach though would seem to move Harper away from a team like the Giants, who have not contended in recent years, and be a tactic that might bring teams like the Yankees or the Dodgers back to the table. But that was before the San Francisco Giants threw their hat into the ring. "We had a good conversation over a few hours, and he's obviously got a lot of suitors and a lot of interest".

When the San Diego Padres recently threw their hats into the Bryce Harper Sweepstakes it was a sign that this freakish free-agent offseason was even stranger than most baseball observers could have imagined. He's going to have some decisions to make. These teams have been reluctant to offer Harper the contract he is looking for, but a one-year, no-strings attached contract may be an enticement.

Buster Posey said what any player would say: Should the Giants sign Harper?

Giants new VP of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi has said that the club wants to sign at least two veteran outfielders before the start of the season. But they could make the Giants willing to outbid some of their competitors.

"Having kind of a face-to-face meeting gives you kind of a different level of being able to engage", said Zaidi. It's hard to tell where they rank compared to perceived favorites like the Phillies and White Sox. The Giants are genuine players in the Harper sweepstakes.