Bryce Harper wasted no time making it known that he plans to recruit other stars to join him in Philadelphia. On Tuesday he came out and said he would be recruiting Mike Trout in 2020.
The move didn’t sit well with Trout’s current team and Angels General Manager Billy Eppler confirmed that they’ve been in contact with the MLB.
Via Los Angeles Times:
Angels general manager Billy Eppler said in a text message to the L.A. Times that he is aware of the comments and, “We’ve been in touch with MLB and we have no further comment at this time.”
Trout, who is from Millville, N.J., and has season tickets to the Philadelphia Eagles, is under contract with the Angels through 2020. Angels owner Arte Moreno has indicated on multiple occasions that re-signing Trout to an extension is a top priority for his team.
Harper can expect a slap on the wrist for his tampering and we all can expect Trout to continue to refuse to sign an extension with the Angels and then split for Philadelphia as a free agent.
The writing is pretty much on the wall at this point. Harper and Trout will financially suck the Phillies dry and win nothing. It will be a lot of fun to watch.
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