MLB The Show 19 chose Bryce Harper as its cover boy for their game packaging a while ago, which was a bit awkward because at the time it was unknown where he’d be playing in 2019, and so promotional pictures of him have him wearing a logo-free hoodie.
The twitter account associated with the game teased yesterday that they’d have a big announcement today, which has ramped up speculation that Harper’s finally going to sign somewhere.
There’s talk that it’ll be Philly, with anonymous reports that an agreement in principle had been reached, pending physicals.
I’ve also seen anonymous reports today that Harper was going to sign a one year $40MM deal with the Dodgers, which would mean that we get to do this all again next winter, I guess.
Fifteen days till pitchers and catchers report, at least for the Nats, so here’s hoping this drama comes to an end soon.