Cubs Rumors: Here’s the latest on free agent Bryce Harper

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Cubs Rumors: Pouring cold water on the Yankees

Bryce Harper in the Bronx. It makes sense, really. We’re talking about a guy who lives for the bright lights and big moments. There’s nowhere bigger or brighter than the Big Apple.

The problem? New York is loaded in the outfield, already, featuring the likes of Giancarlo Stanton (who carries a $325 million contract of his own), Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Jacoby Ellsbury and Aaron Hicks. Finding a spot for Harper would necessitate not just one move, but several.

And, according to Buster Olney, it’s not going to happen – for that very reason.

Still, the idea of Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton hitting back-to-back in the lineup? The former taking aim at that short porch in right field? That’s enough to make anyone, even Brian Cashman, think twice about passing on this generational talent.

Knowing full well there isn’t room in the Yankees outfield, Boras made it known Harper could play first base for his next club. Could that be enough to intrigue Cashman and Yankees ownership?