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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Don’t count on Dodgers’ flirtation with Bryce Harper to end up in a long-term deal - Los Angeles Times

So, the Dodgers have been very successful using a sound long-term plan. It then follows that not diverging from the plan is…arrogance.

It’s a good thing for Dodgers fans Dylan Hernandez isn’t in charge in LA.

What the Dodgers have are several advantages over the two other teams known to still be in pursuit of the former National League most valuable player, the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants. They can win now. They have a richer history. Los Angeles is relatively close to Harper’s hometown of Las Vegas.

The Dodgers would be mistaken to think this will be enough. The organization’s confidence has morphed into something closer to arrogance as a result of their recent success, but the team’s executives have to temper their egos and recognize closing a deal will require more than the warm sentiments principal owner Mark Walter conveyed to Harper in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 26, 2019 at 06:48 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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