Chicago Cubs: Reasons to believe the Cubs will land Bryce Harper

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Chicago Cubs: Would Harper actually go back to the Washington Nationals?

The Washington Nationals didn’t trade away Haper at the trade deadline to keep alive their chances of re-signing Harper. However, Harper rejected a ten year $300 million dollar offer to stay in Washington D.C.

Then the Nationals signed starting pitcher Patrick Corbin to a six-year, $140 million dollar deal. Since then the Nationals owner Mark Lerner has said, “don’t expect him to come back.” These comments come even as the Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo is trying to keep hope alive.

Somehow bringing back the face of the franchise would be an understandably monumental move for the Nats, who lack that type of star power – at least in terms of position players. Anthony Rendon is nice, but far from that caliber of marketing asset – and the team’s young studs haven’t quite captured the game like their Braves counterparts.