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Updated - who does Harper sign with?

Nationals
25 (47.2%)
Phillies
22 (41.5%)
Padres
2 (3.8%)
D'backs
1 (1.9%)
White Sox
3 (5.7%)

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Offline CoryTheFormerExposFan

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« Reply #1100: January 08, 2019, 04:37:48 PM »
If I was making league minimum I’d live in one of those states with no income tax. I’d just fly to a different party city every other weekend.

You actually pay taxes for every state you play in during the season.  I work with a sports agency and helping them with their tax returns is a big part of it. 

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: POLL: Bryce's team in 2019 will be.....
« Reply #1101: January 08, 2019, 05:02:57 PM »
That's bizarre.  Is that specific to MLB?  I can't think of any other line of work that operates that way. 
You actually pay taxes for every state you play in during the season.  I work with a sports agency and helping them with their tax returns is a big part of it. 

Online bluestreak

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« Reply #1102: January 08, 2019, 05:10:41 PM »
That's bizarre.  Is that specific to MLB?  I can't think of any other line of work that operates that way.

I think it’s all sports leagues, I’ve heard about it with Football and basketball as well. But it seems dumb.  It’s unclear to me why this just isn’t considered work travel. I don’t have to fill out a tax return in California because I presented at a conference in San Diego... :shrug:

Online HalfSmokes

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Re: POLL: Bryce's team in 2019 will be.....
« Reply #1103: January 08, 2019, 05:15:09 PM »
That's bizarre.  Is that specific to MLB?  I can't think of any other line of work that operates that way. 

Nope, sometimes it bad enough that playing a playoff game actually costs nfl players money

Offline Five Banners

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Re: POLL: Bryce's team in 2019 will be.....
« Reply #1104: January 08, 2019, 06:37:52 PM »
https://amp.si.com/college-football/2019/01/08/mlb-trade-rumors-phillies-bryce-harper-manny-machado-giants-brewers

"Phillies set to make their pitch to Bryce Harper this weekend in Las Vegas. Team owner John Middleton is expected to be in attendance. (Bob Nightengale, USA Today)"

A good way to sell Philly is to do it in Vegas.

Offline mitlen

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Re: POLL: Bryce's team in 2019 will be.....
« Reply #1105: January 08, 2019, 06:43:41 PM »
https://amp.si.com/college-football/2019/01/08/mlb-trade-rumors-phillies-bryce-harper-manny-machado-giants-brewers

"Phillies set to make their pitch to Bryce Harper this weekend in Las Vegas. Team owner John Middleton is expected to be in attendance. (Bob Nightengale, USA Today)"

A good way to sell Philly is to do it in Vegas.

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Online Natsinpwc

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« Reply #1106: January 08, 2019, 07:28:36 PM »
:spit:
Seems he might have been toPhilly a time or two before--I bet they emphasize the hair salons available to Bryce.  And he can start his own Mormon temple.

Online HalfSmokes

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« Reply #1107: January 08, 2019, 07:42:58 PM »
Seems he might have been toPhilly a time or two before--I bet they emphasize the hair salons available to Bryce.  And he can start his own Mormon temple.

His tithe will see to that wherever he goes

Offline imref

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« Reply #1108: January 08, 2019, 08:18:00 PM »
Bryce and Gritty kinda look alike

Offline nfotiu

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Re: POLL: Bryce's team in 2019 will be.....
« Reply #1109: January 08, 2019, 08:41:23 PM »
https://amp.si.com/college-football/2019/01/08/mlb-trade-rumors-phillies-bryce-harper-manny-machado-giants-brewers

"Phillies set to make their pitch to Bryce Harper this weekend in Las Vegas. Team owner John Middleton is expected to be in attendance. (Bob Nightengale, USA Today)"

A good way to sell Philly is to do it in Vegas.
It's kind of odd how this part of the story has played out.  It was a week or two ago that Philly representatives said they were working on getting something scheduled with Bryce.  It took them a week or so (already late in the game) to even get him to accept a meeting?  I'm still having a hard time seeing Philly being anything other than a device to drive up bidding, but if Bryce/Boras was going to use them like that, you'd think they'd at least feign a little interest in actually wanting to go there.


Online Natsinpwc

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Re: POLL: Bryce's team in 2019 will be.....
« Reply #1110: January 08, 2019, 09:02:06 PM »
It's kind of odd how this part of the story has played out.  It was a week or two ago that Philly representatives said they were working on getting something scheduled with Bryce.  It took them a week or so (already late in the game) to even get him to accept a meeting?  I'm still having a hard time seeing Philly being anything other than a device to drive up bidding, but if Bryce/Boras was going to use them like that, you'd think they'd at least feign a little interest in actually wanting to go there.
He hasn’t visited any other city, has he? He wants everyone to come to him.

Offline imref

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« Reply #1111: January 09, 2019, 02:19:43 PM »
hmmm

https://www.mlb.com/news/nationals-phillies-push-for-harper-machado/c-302512648

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According to a source, there is momentum building toward Harper's return to Washington, while the Phillies -- who are set to meet with Harper this week in Las Vegas -- appear to be turning up their pursuit of Machado.

"It's heating up," the source said.


Offline UMDNats

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« Reply #1113: January 09, 2019, 03:54:12 PM »
He's staying in DC. This sounds like a last ditch effort from Philly. If he was serious with them he go to them.

Offline tenken627

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« Reply #1114: January 09, 2019, 04:10:16 PM »
He's staying in DC. This sounds like a last ditch effort from Philly. If he was serious with them he go to them.


Cause

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Offline aBaltoNat

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Re: POLL: Bryce's team in 2019 will be.....
« Reply #1115: January 09, 2019, 04:22:41 PM »
I think it’s all sports leagues, I’ve heard about it with Football and basketball as well. But it seems dumb.  It’s unclear to me why this just isn’t considered work travel. I don’t have to fill out a tax return in California because I presented at a conference in San Diego... :shrug:

If I travel to New York more than 10 days a year for work, I have to pay NY taxes. All the more reason not to head to our HQ often.

 :hysterical:

Offline Baseball is Life

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Re: POLL: Bryce's team in 2019 will be.....
« Reply #1116: January 09, 2019, 07:17:02 PM »
Machado to Philly makes perfect sense. A complete jerk player for their complete jerk fan base.

Offline sixthree175

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Re: POLL: Bryce's team in 2019 will be.....
« Reply #1117: January 09, 2019, 08:25:24 PM »

Offline imref

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« Reply #1118: January 09, 2019, 09:43:38 PM »
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Michael J. Duarte
@michaeljduarte
Bryce Harper is still expected to meet with #Phillies brass on Saturday. However, a rival executive told me he doesn't believe they'll trump the #Nationals offer, and that he thinks Harper will ultimately return to Washington.

Also reports that Machado is down to Philly and the CWS.

Offline Slateman

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« Reply #1119: January 09, 2019, 09:54:43 PM »
I see no reason to bring him back at anything over 19 million or year at this point.

Offline Expos

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Re: POLL: Bryce's team in 2019 will be.....
« Reply #1120: January 10, 2019, 12:39:48 AM »
1- RF Adam Eaton
2- SS Trea Turner
3- 1B Juan Soto
4- LF Bryce Harper
5- 3B Anthony Rendon
6- C Yan Gomes
7- 2B Brian Dozier
8- CF Victor Robles

Bench

1B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Matt Adams
C Kurt Suzuki
OF Michael Taylor
2B Howie Kendrick/Wilmer Difo

Yowzers.

Offline rileyn

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Re: POLL: Bryce's team in 2019 will be.....
« Reply #1121: January 10, 2019, 06:25:22 AM »
I really hope we are not bidding against ourselves.  We made a fair offer.  Take it or leave it, Bryce. 

Offline Baseball is Life

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Re: POLL: Bryce's team in 2019 will be.....
« Reply #1122: January 10, 2019, 08:53:04 AM »
I see no reason to bring him back at anything over 19 million or year at this point.


Offline Slateman

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« Reply #1123: January 10, 2019, 09:23:51 AM »
I really hope we are not bidding against ourselves.  We made a fair offer.  Take it or leave it, Bryce. 

We officially are. And it's obvious that our initial offer was too high. It needs to be rescinded to reflect the current market

Offline Greg_SRT

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Re: POLL: Bryce's team in 2019 will be.....
« Reply #1124: January 10, 2019, 09:30:43 AM »
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Basically. It should have been clear from the 10 year 300 million no opt out offer that the Nationals want him to stay.

If we can sign both Harper and Rendon I will be happy. If we only sign Rendon I'll be happy. If we sign Harper and not Rendon then I am unhappy.

Regardless, 2019 will be awesome filled with winning and warm hugs. All aboard the hype train.