​Could a deal finally be looming?

​Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have been connected all offseason, with the 26-year-old expected on multiple occasions to ink a deal. However, the two sides still remain apart on some facet of ​Harper's potential contract. In the wake of uncertainty, John Middleton has reportedly flown to Las Vegas, which just so happens to be Harper's hometown.

Coincidence? We think not.

Harper is expected to earn more than Manny Machado's 10-year, $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres. With that in mind, it seems likely Bryce is holding out for more money. 

The Phillies have routinely expressed that financials will not get in the way of them landing a generational talent this offseason. With Harper on the doorstep, why would they hold back now?

​​Harper would be a major addition to a Phillies lineup which will already welcome JT Realmuto this coming season.

If Middleton is meeting with Harper and agent Scott Boras, let's hope a face-to-face arrangement can fix whatever remaining obstacles are keeping Bryce from committing to the City of Brotherly Love.