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Nightengale: '90% of execs would say Harper to Phils'

Andrew Porter
November 08, 2018 - 11:24 am

Bob Nightengale's USA Today sent a tingling sensation down the spine of Philly sports fans on Wednesday night: "Bryce Harper will sign with the Phillies. You can bank on it."

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Nightengale joined Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie on Thursday's 94WIP Midday Show to discuss his article. 

"Everything I hear at the GM meeting and what's happening with the Nationals," Nightengale said about his conviction on Harper to the Phillies. "The fact that he dismissed quickly the 10-year, $300 million offer. The Nationals say they've moved on, they're going to do other things. No other place makes sense. The Cubs don't wan to over the luxury tax, so they're out. The Dodgers aren't interested. The Giants new GM, they've kind of changed direction. The Phillies are the natural fit

"I bet if you took a survey of all of the GM's and scouts and executives here at the GM meetings, I bet you 90% would say he's going to be a Phillie."

Nightengale also explained that Harper knows his sports history and even mentioned the Broad Street Bullies the last time he was in Philly. 

You can listen to the full interview below.