Harper: “In the end, I’ve decided to honor other contractual obligations, obligations which led me to believe that it wouldn’t be in my best interest nor in the interests of the Nationals or the White House if I was in attendance.”
Harper took the news about Trout’s $430M deal better than expected, telling friends “I hope he has a blast, you know? Time of his fucking life! Brag to all his fucking California friends about that bullshit, you know?”
Rangers President Jon Daniels: “Let’s face it, even Mike Trout doesn’t have the drawing power of Big Sexy.”
MLB teams offered all sorts of amenities to acquire Harper’s services. For Phillies GM Matt Klentak, it was a family promise.
“(Trump) has been really remarkable for our product. We’ll look into the same type of contract with the incoming president when Trump leaves office in 2024,” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stated.