Remember when everyone just automatically assumed Bryce Harper was going to sign a mega-deal with the Yankees when he became a free agent? When every Yankee fan on the planet made the same “he’s going to look good in pinstripes” joke? Yeah, we can throw that out the window.
Bryce wants to be a Cub and create the greatest offensive baseball machine ever. Don’t believe me? Check out this IG caption:
Just two Vegas boys living out our dream with the ones we love! This is what it’s all about..What a time to be alive #MLB #702 #Back2BackOneDay
Way to keep it subtle. You gotta feel bad for D.C. fans, they’re going to get their heart ripped out.
Also, let’s not forget when Peter Gammons said this
“They have Kris Bryant for seven years,” Gammons said. “My belief is he’s a guy who will have a very sustainable career. But we see what happens sometimes when we get into talking eight-, 10-year contracts. Here Albert Pujols is on the verge of a historic place in baseball history as a home run hitter, and they’re not selling out in Anaheim. Now, the team is bad and all that. But Albert is not the same player. We understand that. He’s had a lot of injury problems, plantar fasciitis is nothing to laugh about. But at the same time, the question is going to be with Bryce Harper — what is it that he’s going to end up getting? You know, I have people tell me that Bryce Harper really would prefer to play for the Cubs. Somehow, I don’t think it’s going to be affordable to have Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant on the same team. But it’s a great idea. I’d love to see it, because I respect them both so much personally and professionally. But I don’t think it’s ever going to happen.”