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Bryce Harper explains his willingness to recruit Mike Trout

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Bryce Harper has made no secret of the fact that he’s going to try to bring Mike Trout to Philadelphia when the time comes.

The new Philadelphia Phillies outfielder finds it pretty simple to explain why. In his mind, it’s a natural fit for Trout to return to his hometown which he loves so much.

“I want to respect the fact that he has two more years with the Angels, but everybody knows he’s from there, he loves it there, so if he comes to Philly, it wouldn’t be a surprise,” Harper told Tim Keown of ESPN. “I’d be more than happy to open my arms and say, ‘Heck yeah — come to Philly.'”

Harper has made clear that he’s not impressed by tampering charges. He wants Trout as his teammate and he doesn’t care who knows it, and it’s not going to stop him from saying things like this.


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