got underway this week http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-marcell-ozuna-jersey , but one team appears to be pulling ahead in the sweepstakes.CBS Sports’ Jim Bowden reported Saturday he’s hearing „there’s a lot of momentum and traction” between Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies:CBS Sports HQ CBSSportsHQquot;I keep hearing theres a lot of momentum and traction here on [Bryce Harper] going and signing with the Philadelphia Phillies.He could be rounding third and heading home shortly.quot;-JimBowdenGM says Bryce Harper could be making his announcement very soon. WxIFU275ZrBowden notes he believes the prized free agent will receive at least a 10-year deal worth $300 million-plus.Both the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly offered short-term deals.Bowdennoted last month that the Washington Nationals have offered Harper a contract worth „much more than the $300 million being reported by the media.” Meanwhile, The Athletic’sKen Rosenthalreported in late January that the San Diego Padres also met withthe 2015 National League MVP.Harperhit .249/.393/.496 with 34 home runs, 34 doubles and 100 RBI last season last year. His 2018 campaign was highlighted by a Home Run Derby title in front of his hometown crowd:That helped propel him to a strong finish, as he hit .300 after the All-Star break.The Phillies have gotten a good look at Harper while playing against him in the NL East. The six-time All-Star has hit .268/.365/.564 with 14 home runs, five doubles, three triples and 32 RBI in 50 career games at Citizens Bank Park.Philadelphia has been linked to Harper throughout the offseason, especially after owner John Middleton said his club would be aggressive.”We’re going into this expecting to spend money Paul DeJong Jersey ,” Middleton toldUSA Today’sBob Nightengalein November. „And maybe even be a little bit stupid about it. We just prefer not to be completely stupid.”So far this offseason, Philadelphia has acquired 2013 NL MVP Andrew McCutchen (three years, $50 million), All-Star reliever David Robertson (two years, $23 million), two-time All-Star shortstop Jean Segura (trade) and All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto (trade). TOKYO (AP) — Yuki Yanagita had a home run and four RBIs as Japan scored the first nine runs and beat the MLB All-Stars 12-6 Saturday to open a 2-0 lead in the six-game exhibition series.Yanagita, who hit a game-ending two-run homer in the opening 7-6 win lex Reyes Jersey , had an RBI single in the first off Erasmo Ramirez at the Tokyo Dome and hit a two-run homer in the third for a 5-0 lead.“The entire lineup was able to string together hits,” Japan manager Atsunori Inaba said. “I think we are on the right track now, and I would like to see us continue to do the same in the game tomorrow.”Yanagita singled in another run against Brian Johnson in a four-run fifth as Japan went ahead 9-0.Shogo Akiyama had three hits and three RBIs.Ramirez, the loser, allowed five runs and six hits in three innings. Johnson gave up seven runs — four earned — and six hits in 3 2/3 innings.“I thought tonight’s game actually turned early,” MLB manager Don Mattingly said. “They were able to score early. We came out and got first and third and couldn’t score early and we lost momentum right there.”National League Rookie of the Year finalist Juan Soto homered for the second straight game, a fifth-inning home down the left-field line that drove in the first run for the MLB All-Stars Evan Longoria Jersey , who were the home team.Enrique Hernandez hit an RBI groundout in the seventh and Kevin Pillar followed with a run-scoring single. J.T. Realmuto hit a three-run homer in the eighth against Yu Sato.“We are not going to allow these two games to dictate the series,” Pillar said.Winner Naoyuki Uwasawa struck out seven in five innings, allowing one run and four hits.The series continues Sunday with another game in Tokyo, followed by one game in Hiroshima on Tuesday and two games in Nagoya on Wednesday and Thursday.
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