Bryce Harper has one more year under contract with the Washington Nationals (after signing a $21.6 million one-year deal to avoid arbitration), he may already have one foot out the door with a destination in mind.
And the destination would absolutely set the baseball world on fire.
Legendary baseball writer Peter Gammons told 670 The Score on Friday that Harper wants to sign with the Chicago Cubs when he becomes a free agent after the 2018 season.
“I have people tell me that Bryce Harper, really, would prefer to play for the Cubs,” Gammons said
However, Gammons was quick to add that he doesn’t expect to see Harper in a Cubs uniform for a very simple reason: money.
“Somehow I don’t think it’s going to be affordable to have Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant on the same team,” Gammons said. “It’s a great idea, I’d love to see it. I respect them both so much, personally and professionally. But I don’t think it’s going to ever happen.”
Bryant is under control of the Cubs through the 2021 season and would also command a mega-deal similar to the one Harper will receive.