2. Bryce Harper
This is the biggest, most expensive (literally) item that should be on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Christmas list. This is the Nintendo Switch, this is the new flat screen television, this is the $100 worth of V-Bucks that you buy with the gift card your uncle buys you.
This is the thing that most Dodger fans want to see and every single Dodger fan could get excited about. This is the biggest free agent to hit the market since Alex Rodriguez in 2000. This is six-time all-star, Silver Slugger, MVP, 26-year-old Bryce Harper — who arguably has not even hit his prime.
Now, I actually understand if the Dodgers front office does not want to sign Harper. The generational talent is going to be worth a record-setting number (which we actually broke down here) and is going to break the Dodgers’ mold of not overspending for free agents from other teams.
However, the key word in that last paragraph is generational. Players like this don’t come around often, and unless the Dodgers think that they can be players for Mike Trout, won’t come around again to add to this current core.
The bright lights of Hollywood, the massive market of Los Angeles and the winning culture of the Dodgers make the Dodgers a perfect fit for Harper. Now, the front office has to sacrifice the checkbook and give the fans what they want.