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Report: Bryce Harper has made his decision

Andrew Porter
February 15, 2019 - 12:22 pm

Chris Russell from 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C. correctly reported there was a mystery team (which turned out to be the Giants) involved in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes. On Thursday, Russell said he thinks the Harper decision will come sometime today

Related: Nightengale: Down to Phillies and Giants for Harper​

On Friday, Russell joined Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie on the 94WIP Midday Show to discuss the situation further. 

"Maybe I took a little bit of a leap of faith here based on some indications I got from a real good source," Russell said of saying the decision would be announced on Friday.

"Bryce and his representatives, (Scott) Boras, his people, his wife Kayla, they've been meeting since Monday morning in Vegas. Bryce originally wanted this done, when it took this long, by Valentine's Day. Obviously, the contract has not been announced, signed, whatever."

Russell, however, says a good source has revealed to him that a decision has been made by Harper. 

"But 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 yesterday. 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.

"Now, what comes then is hammering out a contract. And if we were to believe the report that the Philadelphia Phillies had not even extended a formal offer—and I assume that to be a termed, written agreement, that type of thing, which I find hard to believe—then there might be more leg work to this. And therefore, hey the decision may be done but the contract still needs to be ironed out."

You can listen to the full conversation with Chris Russell below.