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New York Mets need to dump salary and sign Bryce Harper

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals celebrates his first inning two run home run with teammate Wilmer Difo #1 as Rene Rivera #44 of the New York Mets looks on at Citi Field on April 21, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals celebrates his first inning two run home run with teammate Wilmer Difo #1 as Rene Rivera #44 of the New York Mets looks on at Citi Field on April 21, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The Mets signing Bryce Harper is a possibility, but only if they dump some of their larger contracts, such as that of Yoenis Cespedes.

Is it worth it? Should the New York Mets to grab Bryce Harper by dumping some current players? As it stands, Sandy has no shot at signing Harper, or even Manny Machado with the amount of money they have.

Granted, fans are throwing out all sorts of crazy theories about the Wilpon’s and their money. Some believe they have not been big spenders specifically so they can save for Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard or a big time player.

Everybody knows that’s wrong though. But the team does have money, the money that they are already spending.

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If they allocate a little over here and a little over there, they could make a realistic run towards Bryce. Yoenis Cespedes is going to be making $29 million during each of the next two seasons. If we can find someone who would take on his contract, they will be in business. Of course Cespedes would have to waive his no-trade clause first.

What’s the worst case scenario? The Mets dump his salary and they have to cough up an extra few million dollars a season for Bryce.

Cespedes’ contract would only cover two seasons, but the Mets should be able to keep going beyond the 2020 season. Unless their payroll drops by A LOT, the $29 million would still be there.

We’re not talking about the team dropping new money, just the money that they already have, minus a little bit.

Of course, the complete opposite could still happen if the Mets dump Cespedes. Instead of putting his $29 million towards Bryce or Machado, the team could just as easily go for four $7 million players instead, and we would be right where we started.

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It wouldn’t have to be Cespedes either, the team could trade pretty much anyone with a contract large enough. They could get a couple decent prospects and they wouldn’t have an excuse to not go after Bryce or Manny.

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