The Los Angeles Dodgers may very well be getting closer with Bryce Harper. This is according to NBC Sports’ Michael Duarte. Furthermore, Duarte went on J.T. The Brick for an interview, providing a nice synopsis of exactly where things are at.
Duarte has been a good source in the past regarding player movement.
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“They’re on the 20 or 10 yard line”
Duarte – better known in these parts as ‘The Doctor’ and friend of the Blue Heaven Podcast – said during the interview. Things with Harper have been inching closer, with some rumored involvement by the Chicago Cubs. Still, it appears that the Dodgers are in the driver’s with the superstar outfielder.
Moreover, just a day before Christmas; Harper ‘liked’ a post on MLB’s Instagram page calling the Dodgers the favorite to land him in all of baseball. The signs have been there for a while, and Duarte has indicated that the interest is very mutual between Harper’s camp and the organization.
At times, it feels like a simple waiting game of whether or not this becomes official before the calendar turns to 2019 or not.
The Dodgers could certainly use an everyday outfielder after trading Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig to the Cincinnati Reds. Now, we wait and see what the play call is from the front office that moves this over the goal line.
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