The Giants entered the Bryce Harper sweepstakes about a week before pitchers and catchers were set to report. Now, a few days before, one online bookmaker lists the Giants as the favorites to land the superstar.
BetOnline gave San Francisco +100, or 1/1 odds on Monday to sign the free-agent outfielder.
That's a substantial turnaround from the end of October, when fellow online bookmaker Bovada gave the Giants the fourth-best odds to sign the 26-year-old. Before Monday, BetOnline listed the Philadelphia Phillies as +150 favorites for Harper's signature. The Giants were just behind at +225.