All offseason, the Dodgers have been synonymously linked with Bryce Harper in free agency. Recently, they were described as being ‘on the 10-yard line’ close to signing Harper by Michael Duarte of NBC Sports.
However, Jon Heyman of Fanrag sports was on MLB Network to tell us that the Chicago Cubs are very much alive in this.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) December 26, 2018
Heyman divulged that the Cubs may even be more likely than the Dodgers to sign the prized free agent.
At this point it might be more likely that it would be the Cubs that would look at Harper. Right now the Dodgers are still looking at other pieces such as (J.T.) Realmuto and (Corey) Kluber.
Moreover, Heyman added that if the Cubs were to do something like move Jason Heyward; that is a signal worth watching. The Cubs opening up a spot for Harper – much like the Dodgers did when they traded Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig.
Heyman goes on to reiterate that at this point, he’s leaning Cubs more than Dodgers as the team to sign harper. Still, he did not give further reasoning for feeling this way if you watch the video above.
Harperwatch 2019 will continue to roll onward. With each day comes seemingly a new twist and turn. The plot will probably thicken a few more times again before there is resolve.
Hang in there and enjoy the ride. The Dodgers have a great team without Harper and to land him would simply be icing on a nice cake.
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