Are the Cubs lurking in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes?

Bryce Harper

"I'm here with the hottest free agent to be, my man Bryce Harper", Nelly said while standing next to Harper. Minority owner and National Basketball Association legend Magic Johnson led a delegation to Harper's home town of Las Vegas, suggesting at a minimum that pursuing Harper is a serious consideration for an organization that has not generally chased top free agents under president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.

The possibility of the Dodgers entering the Harper sweepstakes has always been the one great wild card to what has been baseball's most anticipated free agency in almost two decades, and the news of their involvement comes less than a week before the start of baseball's annual Winter Meetings - which, by happenstance, will be held in Las Vegas. They also say that the Chicago White Sox had Hall of Famer Jim Thome assist them with their pitch for the free agent.

Harper has plenty of suitors on the free-agent market after bashing 184 homers in his first seven seasons.

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At just 26 years of age, the former National League Rookie of the Year, MVP and six-time All-Star is one of the youngest superstars to ever hit the open market.

It feels like all that potential may be unlocked on his next stop, which is why so many teams want in on him.

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