Chicago Cubs: Will the Los Angeles Dodgers pony up?
The Cubs might not be the only team with financial hurdles to signing Harper. According to documents that were prepared for potential investors, the Dodgers are planning on staying under the luxury tax threshold in 2019. It would be nearly impossible for the Dodgers to sign Harper and stay under the luxury tax.
If the Dodgers do want to sign Harper and they are willing to go over the luxury tax threshold to do so it seems that they want to trade away at least one of their outfielders to make room for him.
So as you hear these rumors of the Dodgers actively trying to trade Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and company I’d root against the Dodgers accomplishing anything. I’d especially root against a potential Puig for Corey Kluber deal.