Bryce Harper doesn't even have a home team (yet) and he's already the favorite to win the 2019 National League MVP.
The superstar free agent is favored to win his second MVP award this season, according odds provided from Westgate. Harper currently has 6/1 odds, right ahead of Nolan Arenado (7/1), who just signed an eight-year, $260 million contract extension.
Who Harper signs with, however, could significantly change his odds for the hardware.
The Giants had a second meeting with Harper in Las Vegas on Tuesday, reports Kerry Crowley of the Mercury News. To up the ante, the front office has discussed a 10-year contract for the six-time All-Star, sources told NBC Sports Bay Area.
San Francisco speeding up its pace in the Harper race comes soon after the Dodgers re-entered the sweepstakes. Is this a two-horse race between the rivals? It appears so.
The Phillies reportedly feel their chances are "remote" after once being seen as the favorites.
Harper is coming off a season where he hit .249 after a slow start, but did mash 34 home runs. As far as history playing in San Francisco or Los Angeles, it hasn't gone well. He's hit just .125 in three games at Oracle Park, and .200 in three contests at Dodger Stadium.
Keep a place open on your trophy case Bryce, wherever you end up playing this year.