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Hittin’ Season #249: Phillies “can’t lose” in their hunt for Macharper

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The Phillies are in the driver’s seat when it comes to landing Bryce Harper or Manny Machado

MLB: Washington Nationals at Baltimore Orioles Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Folks, let’s just recap the past what’s happened over the last week or so in the Macharper Sweepstakes. If you get vertigo midway through, just step away, take a sip of water, and then continue.

Last weekend, the Phillies met with Bryce Harper in Las Vegas.

Apparently, the meeting went well.

But... signing both seemed like it was not going to happen.

Or maybe not.

Not going to sign both of Macharper? Ok then. No worries.

Harper to the Phillies is gaining momentum, folks.

Oh, and here’s some Mike Trout acid trip sprinkled in the mix.

Then, like a lightning bolt out of the sky... BOOM!

No reason given? Just a hunch? A little birdie told ya? OK, I’ll take it. Next!

Then Ken Rosenthal tells us, the way things are shaping up, the Phillies “can’t lose.”

Harper and Kapler are best buds now, apparently.

Are you sure we can’t get Machado AND Harper?

It is with these next tweets that MLB Twitter decided to explode.

Those tweets ticked off Dan Lozano something awful.

Aaaaaand here comes Heyman from the top rope!

Jim Salisbury says, despite it all, the Phils are in a pretty sweet spot.

And ESPN’s Jeff Passan says Harper to Philly is probably the most likely thing to happen.

Finally, this wouldn’t be complete without another Mike Trout rumor.

So, that’s where things stand. Any questions?

On Hittin’ Season Episode 249, host John Stolnis talks Phillies Hot Stove with MLB.com’s Mike Petriello. As fans wait for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado to make up their minds where they want to sign, the delay has the Phils in the driver’s seat to sign one or the other or... both. Also, the Hot Stove is driving everyone crazy, including agents and reporters. And what should we expect from Odubel Herrera in 2019?