Within the next week, we should learn a lot about Bryce Harper’s possible future with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Until then, much speculation and forecasting will be done. We will pen many a post that breaks down which experts and pundits believe he’s coming to Los Angeles.
Former Dodger Steve Sax and Jim Memolo of MLB Network Radio believe the Dodgers are the frontrunner. Moreover, you can hear the on-air audio below.
— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) December 9, 2018
Memolo likely had the biggest quote out of the snippet.
“I think the Dodgers make a lot of sense, to be honest. It’s a star town, he’s got star power. Even though their attendance is pretty good, they need some leverage to get the TV deal. Their entire outfield is in flux; the Dodgers. Think about that.”
This is certainly an interesting take. One would be negligent to say that the outfield is in flux at the current time. While there are always better options around the league, an outfield of Yasiel Puig, Cody Bellinger, and whoever makes sense in left field on a daily basis is formidable.
Equally important is that with each passing day, Harper to the Dodgers truly seems to be gaining steam. We are past the ‘where there is smoke, there is fire’ point. The Dodgers interest in Harper is legitimate, and a strong desire seems to exist to upgrade the outfield. With Los Angeles having the funds to entertain an offer to Harper – they are naturally a frontrunner.
This storyline should take a lot of twists and turns within the week ahead. Without question, we will be watching it closely and relaying all information that makes way to the public.
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