You can get dizzy from reading the endless barrage of offseason rumors and rumblings as the Hot Stove begins to heat up.
The latest for the Mets? They’re interested in Bryce Harper.
From the NY POST: “The Mets are also monitoring the Bryce Harper market: Van Wagenen has made it clear, according to sources, that he is interested in the All-Star outfielder, but there is skepticism within the industry that team owner Fred Wilpon would approve an outlay of $300 million-plus for that type of acquisition.”
Well, that certainly would be a splash…
Let’s get a pulse on what those who cover the team and fans think about this:
Heyman’s guest spots on WFAN are under-the-radar great segments in the offseason.
there are the cano rumors, but @DannyKnobler has another suggestion -- yes, that the mets should follow through on their mostly under-the-radar discussion of a run at Bryce harper https://t.co/wicZX3Xrvn— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 28, 2018
Martino just had to be a buzzkill.
Don’t see the Mets being seriously in on Bryce Harper, sorry folks https://t.co/bGRiVxQdkX— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) November 28, 2018
Gabe wants the Mets to be a credible team again!
Credibility is a choice. Relevance is a choice. The Mets can buy a lot of both by signing Bryce Harper. https://t.co/2kYS0B20qx— Gabe Lacques (@GabeLacques) November 28, 2018
Dammit, fake Ken! Get lawst with these imposter accounts.
Well, Charity, the Mets wouldn’t have to trade for Harper. So, your daughter’s name is safe…for now.
I swear to God if the Mets trade Noah for fucking Bryce Harper I am changing my daughter's name and never forgiving the Wilpons.— Charity (@ThisIsCharity) November 22, 2018
40 home runs next season will change these callers’ tone real quick…
Mets fans are really calling up NY sports radio saying they wouldn't want Bryce Harper, because he isn't a "blue collar" guy... pic.twitter.com/fBNJyARVtY— Lone Wolf Hof (@therealhoph) November 28, 2018
Smart man, Darren. I think the vast majority of the fan base falls into this line of thinking. I could see someone making a t-shirt or two with his likeness.
I’ve talked plenty of shit on Bryce Harper over the years. That being said, I’d welcome him with open arms.— Darren Meenan (@DarrenJMeenan) November 28, 2018
For me, this is nothing more than a pipe dream. I’m in the “I’ll believe it when I see it” camp when it comes to the Mets being linked to a free agent of Bryce Harper’s magnitude. One thing’s for certain, a Harper signing changes the perception of the Mets as a franchise, and fast.
I’d take Harper on the Mets in a heartbeat. I also don’t intend to waste a single heartbeat thinking this will actually happen…
Come out to our tailgate party on June 18th before the Mets take on the Marlins at Citi Field. The game starts at 4:10pm which is perfect for a pre-game meet up. Swing by to see some friends, maybe meet some new ones, and responsibly wash down a couple cold ones.