Bryce Harper is debatably the top free agent in baseball. The only competition he has at the top is Manny Machado, and he did not help his case by being a blatant douche in primetime.
Harper has had one of the greatest starts to a career of all time. Through his age 25 season, Harper has amassed 922 hits, 184 homers, 521 RBIs, and 610 runs. He is a career .279 hitter that averages 32 homers, 91 RBIs, and a .900 OPS each season.
At only 26 years old, Harper should expect to make a ton of money this off-season. He is coming off his worst season of his career, though his numbers aren’t as bad as they appear. Harper hit .249 with 34 homers, 100 RBIs, and an .889 OPS. He led the league last season with 130 walks. Put him on a team with offensive weapons around him and he will see a lot more pitches to crush into the third deck.
Where Will He Land?
Chicago Cubs. Bryce Harper has been very vocal over his love for Wrigley, he even named his dog after his future home field:
Bryce is also famous for his love for current Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant, who he grew up with. Their wives are also best friends and have been openly pulling for Bryce to join the Cubs.
The Cubs have a boatload of money and could use a power bat of his caliber. It clearly should not be too difficult to sign the six-time All-Star and former National League MVP. He should have a lot of motivating factors leading him to end up in a Cubs uniform.
Scott Neville – Head Baseball Writer – WTF Sports