Ozzie Smith adds his thoughts on Cardinals interest in Bryce Harper

  • Ozzie Smith adds his thoughts on Cardinals interest in Bryce Harper

Ozzie Smith adds his thoughts on Cardinals interest in Bryce Harper

Nelly took the opportunity to pitch Harper on the Cardinals - and to provide whatever negotiating support might be needed by the team.

Free-agent outfielder Bryce Harper is being pursued by several major league teams, but the news that the Los Angeles Dodgers were among the teams was especially highlighted yesterday. And that would only begin their countdown until Harper can opt out of what might be the biggest contract in the history of professional sports. With news breaking that Magic Johnson, the partial owner and the full face of the franchise, traveling to Las Vegas to meet with Harper himself, the dreams may very well be coming true. Nelly's gonna get Bryce Harper to join the squad!

All the contingencies are up for discussion but with the initial reports surfacing, the Dodgers sounded alarm bells for the rest of baseball that Harper is a serious target. But others think Boras and his team might be thinking differently - that they don't want to risk Machado setting the market lower than they want it. Also worth noting, this year's Winter Meetings are being held in Harper's hometown.