Dan Plesac predicts Cubs will sign Bryce Harper

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In the latest daily Bryce Harper update, MLB Network's Dan Plesac was a guest on 670 The Score with Matt Spiegel and Bruce Levine on Saturday morning. He told Cubs fans what they wanted to hear.

The ex-Cub said he expects the Cubs to be in on the Harper free agency sweepstakes.

“I think the Cubs are going to be in on Harper, I really do," Plesac said in the interview. "I’m not sure that he’s going to get that 10-year, $350, $360 million deal that he’s looking for, but I think if they cut the years down I can see him well over $30 million a year. I think if that’s the case I would have to think that the Cubs would have to be one of the ones that would be in on Bryce Harper.”

The latest on the Harper front includes Nationals owner Mark Lerner saying he doesn't expect the team to re-sign Harper and Tim Kurkjian placing the Phillies as the favorites to sign him, but with the White Sox in the top three. With that in mind, Levine pressed Plesac for a prediction ahead of the upcoming Winter Meetings.

“I’m gonna go Cubs," Plesac said. "Listen, I just think they’re quietly going through the back door. I don’t think the Nats are an option. Let’s put it this way. I feel really confident that it’s going to be between the Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies.”

Based on what the latest rumors seem to be saying, there's nothing substantive to say the Cubs are frontrunners. Still, his prediction could be enough to get the hopes of some Cubs fans up.

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