TAMPA — Bryce Harper knew it was unlikely his childhood dreams would come true. Perhaps the biggest player in baseball now, he looked at the landscape when he entered free agency this winter and knew that his favorite team growing up, the Yankees, were not likely to make him an offer.
They never called this winter. He’s OK with it.
“I know the kind of outfield they have. They went out and got (Giancarlo) Stanton in that (2017) trade, so it was kind of up in the air. (I) never heard from them,” Harper said. “Everyone knew growing up I was a huge Yankees fan, of course, but I am happy where I am at and very excited to start my chapter with the Phillies.”
And the Yankees...