Russell Lansford-USA TODAY Sports

Nightengale doubles down on Bryce Harper to Phillies

Andrew Porter
November 15, 2018 - 11:28 am

A week has gone by since USA Today's Bob Nightengale wrote that you can "bank on" Bryce Harper joining the Phillies. 

The Harper rumors have quieted, but on Buster Olney's ESPN Heat Check podcast, Nightengale reiterated his confidence in Harper becoming a Phillie. 

Related: 6 reasons why Bryce Harper and Philly match perfectly​

"I think the Phillies are a very desperate team," Nightengale said. "They've got a ton of money. They made it clear, 'We want to spend money, we want to win right now.' So, I think they'll do whatever possible to sign Harper, no matter what the price is."