The San Francisco Giants were the most recent team to meet with free agent slugger Bryce Harper. It seems that their franchise star, Buster Posey, is more than okay with his team signing the former NL MVP, if push came to shove.
Posey, a former NL MVP himself in 2012, attended the meeting in an attempt to convince Harper on the merits of playing in the Bay Area.
The Giants are coming off of a season in which they pieced together a 73-89 record and managed a fourth place finish in the NL West. Part of the reason for their forgettable year was an offense that seemed to be missing in action. They produced 603 runs, just five more than the last-place-in-the-NL Miami Marlins.
Even in a pitcher-friendly setting such as Oracle Park, Harper's offensive prowess would be a breath of fresh air for San Francisco.
In what many considered to be a down year, Harper still managed to finish with an impressive .246/.393/.496 slash line. He also slugged 34 home runs and earned himself his fourth consecutive All-Star nod.
Buster Posey and the Giants have already tasted success in the early half of the decade when the team won three titles in five years. Perhaps Bryce Harper is just the piece they need to get themselves back into championship contention.