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2 new clues Harper might be coming to Phillies

Eliot Shorr-Parks
February 16, 2019 - 8:30 am

At this point, months into free agency, some fans are looking for any reason at all -- not matter how small -- to believe that Bryce Harper will be signing with the Phillies. 

For those fans, two new potential clues for them to latch onto were revealed on Friday. 

Clue #1: This one came from Harper himself, when he commented on Rhys Hoskins' post on Instagram about Spring Training. 

Mean something?: Yes. It is hard to imagine he would have made that comment without knowing exactly what the reaction would be. Unless Harper's goal was to troll all of Philadelphia, this sure seems like a sign he is seriously considering -- or has already decided -- he is coming to Philadelphia. 

Clue #2: You need a tin-foil hat to believe this one...but it is certainly a litttttttle interesting that the Phillies are giving away an American flag armsleeve very similair to the one Harper wore just last year in the homerun derby. 

Mean something?: This is an awesome find by a fan. Credit to them for connecting the dots. There is just enough logic in this to believe it means something, but this feels more like the Phillies hoping it ends up being a perfect coincidence as opposed to someone in the promotions department making this decision knowing Harper is coming. 

Whether you want to buy into those two clues really depends on how desperate you are at this point to believe Harper is coming to Philadelphia. Considering the up-and-down rollercoaster fans have been on, it is hard to blame them for looking for anything they can find to convince themselves the Harper drama is coming to an end. 

The fact that Harper made the comment on Hoskins' Instagram page came on the same day that Chris Russell from 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C. told 94WIP that Harper's decisions has essentially been made, however, is interesting. 

"I'm lead to believe by the people that I've talked to that are close to the situation—and I have, again, a real good source that has helped me through this process, let's just leave it at that," Russell said. "That Bryce was in a mood to celebrate (Thursday). Now, the source said, 'I believe it's done.' I don't have concrete, 100 percent proof for you guys. I wish I did, otherwise I would have it and I would be running around with it. But I don't have that, so I want to caution everybody in Philadelphia. But that's what I was lead to believe, that this thing is now decided."

Has Harper decided to join the Phillies? Is he dropping clues on Instagram? Will he be wearing his American flag armsleeve infront of thousands of Phillies' fans this season??

Stay tuned -- and keep looking for clues. 

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