Chicago Cubs: Magic Johnson in the mix
According to a recent report by Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers recently held a meeting with Harper, and minority owner Magic Johnson was involved.
Harper going to the Dodgers hasn’t been widely considered, although MLB Trade Rumors did predict he would end up there in its free agent predictions at the beginning of the offseason.
But if anyone has the money to go after Harper, it’s the Dodgers, who are generally among the highest payrolls in baseball from year-to-year.
While Harper going to the Dodgers would be better for the Cubs than him heading to an NL Central rival, it would also make the Dodgers a likely favorite to win the National League pennant for a third straight year. So this isn’t exactly the outcome Cubs fans should root for.