David Haugh: Bryce Harper as a Cub is a $300 million fantasy the team cannot afford

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David Haugh: Bryce Harper as a Cub is a $300 million fantasy the team cannot afford
David Haugh: Bryce Harper as a Cub is a $300 million fantasy the team cannot afford

On the surface, the easy answer is a question: Why not? Look around Wrigleyville and all revenue streams converge at Clark and Addison with Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts having pockets even deeper than this team's bench. The Cubs, with Major League Baseball's fourth-highest payroll at $188.6 million, now have reached the level where they should consider chasing every elite free agent and competing for the World Series every season. Signing a player of Harper's ilk would be in character of a club that inked free agents Jon Lester, Jason Heyward and Yu Darvish to nine-figure contracts. Baez, a legitimate MVP candidate, is baseball's best bargain at a salary of $657,000. Bryant, the 2016 MVP suffering

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