Chicago Cubs: Dusting off our overly-optimistic 2019 crystal ball

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Chicago Cubs: Bryce not in the cards (but will be on the Cards)

Sometimes it’s easier to pull the Band Aid off all at once instead of prolonging the pain, so let’s make this one quick: Bryce Harper will not only spurn the Cubs’ overtures, but he will end up in St. Louis.

The Cards are undoubtedly going to make a loud splash as ’19 approaches and Bryce appreciates the history of the game enough to know that St. Louis will give him all the attention and love that he craves.

With a group of young pitchers to sell him on and the opportunity for him to step in as the unquestioned leader of the squad will be tough to turn down. As will the money St. Louis will throw at him. It will be an epic sum of money.