Ken Rosenthal reported the news on Harper, so you know it’s legit. He was nearly an Astro at the deadline, but Washington ownership said no.
Can you imagine if this actually happened? Bryce Harper inserted into that lineup? The Red Sox still would’ve had a chance in the ALCS, no question about it. But it would’ve become A LOT tougher to get past that lineup with Harper inserted in the middle of it.
Also, how dumb is that ownership group? I get you didn’t want to forfeit the season, but you need to think about the future. Short-term you might’ve lost fans, but long term it could’ve helped.
Maybe next time you let the guys you actually hire to make baseball decisions make the baseball decisions.