Could we be seeing the dawn of a super-team era in the MLB?
On Wednesday, ESPN's Buster Olney said on the "Baseball Tonight" podcast that it would not surprise him at all if Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant signed with the Phillies -- who are still toasting the acquisitions of Bryce Harper and JT Realmuto -- in the not-so-distant future.
"It would not surprise me at all to see Kris Bryant end up with the Phillies. He's friends with Bryce Harper. He's represented by Scott Boras. You can see a long-term hole at 3B in Philly."— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) March 20, 2019
As Olney notes, Harper and Bryant are not only friends, but share the same agent in Scott Boras. Boras just netted Harper a 13-year, $330 million contract with Philadelphia, and ought to be working like mad to nab his other star client a lucrative long-term deal as well.
With two more years of arbitration eligibility beyond 2019, Bryant isn't up for free agency until 2022, his age 30 season.