Manfred says Bryce Harper can’t recruit Mike Trout (for now)

Manfred says Bryce Harper can’t recruit Mike Trout (for now)

Manfred says Bryce Harper can’t recruit Mike Trout (for now)

Yesterday we wrote about Bryce Harper saying, "If you think I'm not going to call Mike Trout in 2020 to have him come to Philly, you're insane".

"We've been in touch with Major League Baseball and we have no further comment at this time", Angels general manager Billy Eppler said on Tuesday, according to Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times.

Speaking on a Philadelphia radio station earlier Tuesday, Harper made it clear he would do his part to recruit Trout once the two-time AL MVP hits free agency after the 2020 season.

It's respecting Mike Trout in a certain way during the season and letting him play and do the things he needs to do to of course be Mike Trout, but if you don't think I'm gonna call Mike Trout in 2020 to have him come to Philly, you're insane. Harper told team owner John Middleton he's willing to help the team recruit free agents and sell them on playing for a victor in Philadelphia.

It was a totally understandable and obvious thing for Harper to say because (a) Mike Trout is unbelievable; (b) Philly loves Mike Trout and there are lots of reasons to believe Mike Trout will want to go to Philly when he's a free agent; and (c) Bryce Harper is going to be in Philly for the next 13 years and only a certifiably insane person would not want Mike Trout as a teammate. This is where the fans are great, ownership understands it, our manager is awesome.' I can really put that faith in myself and being able to say we're gonna go about it the right way, we're the Philadelphia Phillies and we want whoever wants to come to Philly.

Springfield's Convoy of Hope responds to deadly tornado devastation in Alabama
Lee-Scott Academy Family and Friends, With sadness this morning, we share that Taylor Thornton , a 4th grader at... Based on the damage, they've determined that it was EF-4 tornado with 170 miles per hour (274 kph) winds.

"For me, I can be able to talk to Trout, or whoever it is, big-name free agent or whoever wants to come to Philly or is thinking about coming to Philly, I can say 'Hey, this is the place to be".

"If you don't want to come to Philly, then don't come". Don't be part of it.

"If I didn't mean it, I wouldn't have said it", he told reporters.

"I'm making $26 (million) a year".

Despite passing on Harper and Manny Machado (10 years and $300 million from the San Diego Padres), New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was aggressive with building the team's bullpen, rounding out the starting rotation and adding middle infielder depth. "There's another guy in about two years that comes off the books". "We'll see what happens with him". In Trout's eight seasons with the Angels, he's appeared in just three postseason games.

Recommended News

  • Browns release Collins after reportedly failing to land trade

    Browns release Collins after reportedly failing to land trade

    Cleveland acquired Collins from the New England Patriots during the 2016 season for a 2017 third-round draft pick. Now, eyes will turn to Bill Belichick to see if the Patriots will make a move to try and bring Collins back.
    Father guilty of acid attack plot against three-year-old son

    Father guilty of acid attack plot against three-year-old son

    Jonathan Rees QC said the father was the "driving force" behind the attack. "The family had been shopping for a birthday present". CCTV also showed Pulko carrying what the court heard was a bottle of acid while walking next to the mother and her two sons.
    How To Train Your Dragon Box Office

    How To Train Your Dragon Box Office

    The animated adventure is just shy of the US$100 million mark in the U.S. with its domestic tally now sitting at US$97.6 million. At this rate it could very well beat out the previous two, which took in $217 million and $177 million stateside, respectively.
  • Good Omens gives us an unbelievable  angel/demon bromance in its first trailer

    Good Omens gives us an unbelievable angel/demon bromance in its first trailer

    They must work together to find an 11-year-old boy named Brian, who happens to be the Antichrist. So this is how the world ends: with a raucously cool new trailer for Good Omens .
    Psychologist Analyzes R. Kelly's Interview With Gayle King

    Psychologist Analyzes R. Kelly's Interview With Gayle King

    On Friday, March 8, CBS will broadcast a separate interview King conducted with two young women now living with Kelly. Late Wednesday, authorities say Kelly was taken into custody during a hearing in Chicago over unpaid child support.
    20 states including Virginia aim to block Trump abortion rule

    20 states including Virginia aim to block Trump abortion rule

    Title X-funded clinics that don't honor what opponents have dubbed a "gag rule" will be forced to forgo federal funding. What constitutes "family planning", however, has become a political point of contention.
  • Republicans deny mocking victims with pearls

    Republicans deny mocking victims with pearls

    A handful of male lawmakers wore pearl necklaces as activists testified about their experiences with gun violence. Chris Sununu with pearls after he signed the concealed carry bill into law, The Union Leader added.
    Sen. Martha McSally says she was raped by Air Force superior officer

    Sen. Martha McSally says she was raped by Air Force superior officer

    In a statement, McSally replied: "He is a troubled man who I have forgiven, and I hope he finds God's peace and grace". During the midterm elections, she lost a bid to fill the seat for Republican former Sen.
    In 5 hours Borussia Dortmund coach Favre demands better from flat Sancho

    In 5 hours Borussia Dortmund coach Favre demands better from flat Sancho

    The club are also said to be tracking Napoli central defender Kalidou Koulibaly and want to add another midfielder to the squad. The former Manchester City winger has faltered as Dortmund have, with the team winning just one of their last six games.
  • Trebek says he has pancreatic cancer

    Trebek says he has pancreatic cancer

    The beloved trivia mediator has been honored with awards and recognition many times over for his contributions to pop culture. There were no other details on his health status or the future of the show as he undergoes treatment.
    Endorsements by vloggers increase kids' unhealthy food intake

    Endorsements by vloggers increase kids' unhealthy food intake

    The kids then received an array of snacks both healthy (carrots and grapes) and unhealthy (chocolate buttons and jelly candy). She correlated the effect of social media marketing of snack with an Instagram page of vloggers on child's snack intake.
    Ash Wednesday: celebrating the first day of Lent

    Ash Wednesday: celebrating the first day of Lent

    Lent is the six-week period leading up to Easter and it is celebrated by different Christian denominations from around the world. An Ash Wednesday parade to St Paul's Cathedral, London, in 1935 (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)When does Lent end in 2019?

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.