Bryce Harper

Opinion: The Phillies need Bryce…Bryce does not need the Phillies….

Make no mistake about it, Bryce Harper is the biggest name left on the market, and if he is not a Phillie this upcoming season, then consider the entire offseason a failure… These are harsh words in an offseason in which this team has already set themselves up to be much better than last years roster. Adding players such as Jean Segura, JT Realmuto, and David Robertson would be seen as a very good haul for any team. Being able to unload the overpriced contract of Carlos Santana, and move Rhys Hoskins back to first base, can also be seen as a win for the front office. Add to that, getting control of your ace Aaron Nola on a team friendly 4 year 45 million extension and voiding the first 2 years of his arbitration is another move that should have fans feeling that they can trust the Phillies executives. John Middleton needs to deliver on his promise to the Phillies fans… For those of you who do not know this, Middleton is majority owner nearly 50 percent of the Phillies. He made a ton of money selling a tabacco business in 2007 and according to Forbes is worth somewhere…

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