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.