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Steve Kerr: ‘Bryce [Harper], come to the Giants. Let’s go.’

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On Saturday, before the Golden State Warriors played the Miami Heat on Saturday evening, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked about recent rumors linking free agent outfielder Bryce Harper with the Giants.

Kerr said, “That would be fun. I would love it if Bryce Harper came here. Does my opinion count here?” He added, “Bryce, come to the Giants. Let’s go.”

Earlier today, we learned that the Giants plan to make a short-term offer to Harper. Harper’s camp met with the Giants on Monday. The Phillies, Nationals, White Sox, and Padres have all been linked to Harper this offseason and now we can add the Giants into the mix.

The Giants have a projected 40-man roster payroll of $171.5 million, according to Cot’s Contracts, leaving them about $34 million to play with while staying under the competitive balance tax threshold, set at $206 million for the 2019 season.

Video: Javier B√°ez jukes David Freese to avoid tag at first base

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Cubs shortstop Javier B√°ez pulled off one of the best jukes you’ll see, avoiding the tag from David Freese on a play at first base in the second inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Dodgers. B√°ez barely made contact with a Kenta Maeda pitch well outside the strike zone, tapping it towards Freese. B√°ez halted his momentum, juking Freese while he attempted to apply the tag, then dove into first base.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts attempted to argue that B√°ez went out of the baseline, but the umpires’ no-call stood and B√°ez had himself a single. He would end up stranded on base, unfortunately for him and the Cubs.