Harper stands by comments on recruiting Trout


Harper stands by comments on recruiting Trout

Taking a break from the Bryce Harper hype, we check in with our favorite baseball player from Millville!

Given the measure of Harper's new contract, it is unlikely Major League Baseball could dish out a fine that truly would detract Harper from continuing to pursue Trout. This card was a 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects card and was reportedly sold at the Goldin Auctions this past Sunday for $186,580!

"If you don't think I'm going to call Mike Trout in 2020, to have him to come to Philly, you're insane", Harper told a Philadelphia sports-radio station.

"They talked to me a little bit, not Major League Baseball or anything like that", Harper said after homering in a simulated game Wednesday.

"For me, I can be able to talk to Trout", he said, "or whoever it is, big-name free agent or whoever wants to come to Philly or is thinking about coming to Philly".

Immediately after signing with the Phillies, Harper got started on the 2020 free agent class.

In a text message to the Los Angeles Times, Angels general manager Billy Eppler said the team has been in touch with the league regarding Harper's comments.

Bryce Harper's comments about Mike Trout's future free agency didn't go unnoticed by the Los Angeles Angels' front office. "If you don't want to come to Philly, then don't come".

"But if you want to come be part of a winning team and a winning culture, then we are going to need the best players to do that".

"If I didn't mean it, I wouldn't have said it", Harper said Wednesday via Philly.com's Matt Breen. "He's excited. He's excited about his team".

Harper began his public recruitment of Trout during his introductory press conference and went a step further Tuesday on 94-WIP. "I have no control what he says". "We'll see what happens with that". Abreu has a career.303/.416/.513 slash line with the Phillies over nine seasons, which is pretty similar to the.279/.388/.512 line Harper has in his seven-year career with the Nationals.

And he seems intent on recruiting other talent. He said Wednesday it "felt good" to be back on a baseball field.

"We're in the process of gathering information about the comments and the context in which they were made, " he said.

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