Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle is just like us.
With just about two weeks to go until pitchers and catchers head to warmer weather to begin Spring Training, some of baseball's biggest free agents have yet to sign a new deal. One of those big names being Doolittle's teammate Bryce Harper.
As each day passes, we continue to scratch our heads as to what's the holdup? In what was supposed to be a huge offseason with the likes of Harper and Manny Machado up for grabs, all we've gotten for the last three months are dozens of "reports."
Well, Doolittle has had enough of it.
when it’s 3 weeks from spring training and there are still over 100 unsigned free agents including some of the biggest names in our sport https://t.co/5zN6bbkgqi— Obi-Sean Kenobi Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) January 26, 2019
While Harper and Machado have highlighted the free agency chatter, pitcher Dallas Keuchel, pitcher Craig Kimbrel, third baseman Mike Moustakas, pitcher and ex-Nat Gio Gonzalez and Orioles outfielder Adam Jones are all notable players still available.
The good news for Nats fans, however, is that as more time goes by, the chances of Harper returning to Washington seem to increase. The Phillies and White Sox are also in the mix to acquire the 2018 Home Run Derby winner. Harper's longtime friend and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant told NBC Sports Chicago Harper would not be heading to the Windy City.
As Opening Day approaches and you're left wondering where your favorite player will be in 2019, find solace in the fact that Doolittle is right there with you.
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