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Hittin’ Season #229: “Bank on” Bryce Harper coming to the Phillies’s Mike Petriello chats about the latest Hot Stove rumors & the Phils, and one MLB writer says the Phillies are going to get Bryce Harper.

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On Episode 229 of “Hittin’ Season,” host John Stolnis has the latest Hot Stove news and notes concerning the Phillies, including a surprising piece by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, who says to “bank” on the Phils signing Bryce Harper to a big contract this off-season!


Topics include:

  • The Nationals offered Harper a 10 year, $300 million deal, so how much will he actually get?
  • The odds Harper gets a 13+ year, $500 million contract is not insane, but not likely.
  • Klentak’s most recent comments on Manny Machado
  • The Phillies have been linked to free agent closer Craig Kimbrel. How big a contract should he get?
  • The chances the Phils could target Seattle starting pitcher James Paxton.
  • Phillies are said to have interest in Japanese starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi.
  • A conversation with’s Mike Petriello on all the latest Phils Hot Stove rumors, including the chances the team could sign BOTH Machado and Harper.
  • Phillies sign a new coach & Scott Boras comments.
  • Roy Halladay Stat of the Week

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