There’s an interesting dynamic emerging with elite free agent outfielder Bryce Harper and the baseball teams in New York.
The Yankees have been linked to Harper, but mostly due to the belief he has interest in them, while the Mets would be seen as a stunner as a player for Harper since no one’s even speculated that as a possibility. That doesn’t make either team likely or certainly the favorite, but they shouldn’t be completely discounted, either.
there’s word of multiple contacts between the Yankees and Harper’s camp, and rival execs see the Yankees as a threat. As one put it, “They can’t be happy the Red Sox passed them by.”