MLB.com San Francisco reporter Maria Guardado was asked at the Inbox section on December 27 to answer questions from fans. "There is little chance that Harper will go to San Francisco from the current point of view.San Francisco, which succeeded in resetting the luxury tax this year, is a big market that can afford a large contract with Harper. In response, he mentioned San Francisco as the favorite destination for Harper. However, the situation has changed dramatically since Farhan Zaidi, the president of the U.S baseball team who has been avoiding large FA contracts, took office.
"San Francisco is looking for outfielders, but we are not seriously considering getting Harper," Guardado said. "Bringing Harper is not in line with Zaidi, who has never signed a $100 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers."
t seems that the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago White Sox are leading the Harper recruitment process, but they have a long off season," he added. "The situation could change in the next few months."
Meanwhile, Ace's Madison Bumgarner, who has been embroiled in several rumors of transfer this winter, is expected to stay in San Francisco.
The chances of Bumgarner moving to San Francisco have become slim compared to a few months ago," Guardado said. "As my colleague Mark David McGwire recently reported, San Francisco is expected to remain with Bumgarner until the offseason. Of course, we will be able to make a final decision on his future as the non-Waver trade deadline approaches next year.