With all of this optimism swirling on the labor front, I decided over the weekend to move a four-night vacation up from mid-July to late June.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh thinks I’ll get the trip in on time. (And avoid the wrath of a wife who doesn’t want travel interrupted by hourly posts on Mike Sims-Walker’s next free agent visit.)
“I choose to be optimistic,” Harbaugh said on a Padres broadcast via CSNBayArea.com. “And I really think early July there’s a chance a deal is done. That’s kind of what I’m planning for.”
Harbaugh’s timeline matches up with Peter King of SI.com, who estimated July 10th as an over/under for a deal.
“If they can get a deal done in July, right now we’re scheduled to go to training camp on July 28. So if we go to training camp on the 28th, we’ll get the whole exhibition season in,” Harbaugh said.
We can only hope.