The recruitment of marquee-free agent Bryce Harper by a handful of MLB teams trying to be really good has begun in earnest, and Jeff Passan reports in a report on some Teams' strategies for the lure of the 26-year-old former MVP. It will cost a lot of money to sign up to Harper to be sure, but a few franchises have money. To win Harper, the teams need something special. Rather like a man in his late 40s who is inextricably linked to his much more talented divisional rivals.
Oh yes, the Chicago White Sox gets it right, because now the special assistant of General Manager Jim Thome is officially involved. Passan speaks to Thome's visit, calling it "pulling out all stops," and then, with a rectangular middle-aged dad who likes to chase and cheer on the other Chicago team on a similar level with promising teams, the opportunity to become absurd or rich Meeting the ultra-famous NBA legend who brought LeBron to LA:
The White Sox, for example, caught up with the help of longtime star and Hall of Famer Jim Thome on their visit to Las Vegas, Liga sources told Yahoo Sports. They had to pull out all the stops, giving Phillie's owner the potential to spend "dumb" sums of money in this off-season and the Dodgers, and the second-highest revenue in baseball. [minority owner Magic Johnson] called for possibly his second goal – Agent Coup of the Year.
NBC Sports Chicago is aboard Thome and takes Harper to the South Side. He argues that Thome can sell the coveted outfielder of the many advantages of a White Sox player the memories of a World Series victory, but only a playoff game itself. "(Emphasis mine):
Obviously, Thome had not the Possibility to sell, but he is as expert as you will find him the advantages of putting on a White Sox uniform. He spent four seasons on the South Side, experienced first hand the consequences of a World Series winning team and could even deal with the succession of his career in the post-war period.
The Sox will obviously wait until they send Scott Podsednik and Bobby Jenks to Las Vegas to inform Harper of the feeling of a championship win.