Surprisingly (and thankfully) there haven’t been too many outlandish Bryce Harper takes since the star outfielder reportedly agreed to a huge deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.
But Mike Francesa just wiped all the sanity away with this doozie.
Harper on Thursday agreed to a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Phillies that includes a no-trade clause and no opt-outs. The star outfielder made clear to agent Scott Boras that he wanted to sign with a team that he could essentially spend the rest of his career with, as he believes he’d play his best baseball under some long-term security.
So what’s Francesa’s idea? Trade him to the Los Angeles Angels, of course!
The WFAN host suggested Thursday that since Angels star Mike Trout is from Philadelphia, a trade would make sense for both parties — seeing as Harper probably would be amenable to playing for the Angels.
Yeah, we’re not so sure about that one either.
Francesa appropriately shredded a caller Friday for unleashing the hypothetical scenario of the New York Yankees making a run at trading for Harper. You can watch that here.
Sheesh, who knew the Harper rumor mill would keep churning after his signing?
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