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Cubs News: Maddon on chances of signing Bryce Harper


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The Cubs offseason has been mostly talk of the future of suspended shortstop Addison Russell and the chances that the team can afford to sign star slugger Bryce Harper to a long-term contract.

Cubs Manager Joe Maddon was with the Union League Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday night and had the following quick response about a question about Harper.

"Not happening," Maddon said about Harper via the Chicago Tribune. "We feel as though all the ingredients are in the bowl already. It’s already there. To just go out and purchase guys because some kids had a tough year is probably not good form."

Maddon thinks that the Cubs players already on the roster are talented enough to get the job done in 2019.

"I’m all about development, as we’ve talked about," he said. "I’m with the guys, Theo and Jed, regarding trying to extrapolate more with the group we already have because there’s a lot more left. We’ve seen it. We’ve got to get it more out there consistently."

It appears that the Cubs expect much more production offensively with their young core in 2019.

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