Are the Cubs lurking in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes?

Nelly throwing out first pitch at St. Louis Cardinals game in 2013

Getty Images

Free agent outfielder Bryce Harper went to a Nelly show in Las Vegas and took a photo with the rapper backstage.

According to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan and Tim Brown, Harper has been meeting with some teams in Nevada ahead of the Winter Meetings, which are being held in Las Vegas beginning on Sunday.

Louis native - made his plea for the Cardinals front office and owner Bill DeWitt to reach out to him in order to sign Harper.

Besides, Harper was probably just looking to have a good time at a concert with longtime friend and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant.

An iconic franchise and a market like Los Angeles is hard to ignore.

"... I'm here with the hottest free agent to be, my man Bryce Harper", Nelly said while bringing an awkward Harper into the frame. It's not entirely clear from the current version of the story whether the Dodgers have or will send a contingent to meet with Harper at all. If Machado got less than everyone expected, for example, teams could use that number as a lower jumping-off point.

Altre Notizie