Spoiler: The Seattle Mariners had a sneaky good offseason that should make them serious contenders until around the 6th inning of Opening Day.
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.