The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the team’s connected with Bryce Harper this winter. As intriguing as it is, the Dodgers ultimately will not land Harper.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are always going to be connected to the biggest names in the free agent market. This winter, there are two massive superstars that will dominate the market and set the precedent for the rest of signings in the offseason.
Those two massive stars are Manny Machado and Bryce Harper and the Los Angeles Dodgers have ties with both. Machado, of course, was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers before the trade deadline this season and got a taste of what it is like to play in LA.
Although initial reports indicated that he did not want to play on the West Coast, Machado really seemed to enjoy his time with this group of guys and has that insight moving forward. However, his postseason antics and a returning Corey Seager might stop a potential signing.
Harper, on the other hand, has a place right in the Dodgers outfield. The front office can make space for him and put him in a lineup that already looks like an American League lineup and hits a ton of home runs.
As terrifying as it may be for opposing teams and as intriguing as it is for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the chances are that Harper will sign elsewhere. We hate to be the buzzkills, but the signs of him going somewhere else are there. Here are those signs.