Tony Romo predicts Bryce Harper to the Texas Rangers
By Travis Koch
According to Tony Romo, Bryce Harper will be playing for the Texas Rangers in 2019. Maybe Romo can predict MLB free agent signings like he can football plays.
Yes, you read that correctly. Tony Romo, the star quarterback turned star broadcaster, weighed in on the Bryce Harper sweepstakes last night. He told Harper directly (through Twitter) that the slugger will be “playing for the Texas Rangers opening day”. Romo also added a winking face emoji at the end of the tweet.
Two things here:
First, everything Tony Romo predicts comes true. At least, that’s the popular opinion based on his NFL broadcasting. If he can predict the outcome of a play before the ball is snapped, there’s no reason he can’t predict where a superstar MLB free agent will land.
Secondly, Bryce Harper clearly relied on Romo’s wisdom, or wizardry (as he hash-tagged it), to make the decision for him. You saw the wizard’s answer. He said Harper will join the Rangers, so Harper must join the Rangers.
… it only makes sense.
Unless the two of them were being sarcastic??? That couldn’t be. It’s not like sarcasm is a common human trait in today’s world, especially among millennials like Harper. The fact that I just answered a question about sarcasm with sarcasm tells you everything you need to know.
Will Bryce Harper sign with the Texas Rangers? That’s a clown question bro. Don’t get me wrong, he is the biggest star in the game. His presence would improve the Rangers’ offense as much as it would improve the organization’s ticket sales– A TON!
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Frankly, signing him just doesn’t make sense. With Joey Gallo being the full-time left fielder, Nomar Mazara the full-time right fielder, and the club’s #1 prospect the soon-to-be full-time center fielder, where does Harper slot in?
Signing Harper isn’t 100% not happening. That said, the Rangers would have to make one bold move before they make the bold move of signing the 26-year-old MVP. They would have to trade one of Gallo, Mazara or Tavarez (their #1 prospect). And they could only do something that crazy if they were certain that Harper was coming to Texas. Under no circumstance would it ever be that easy.
Then again, Texas has supposedly shopped Gallo and Mazara in the past, or at least listened to offers. If it’s part of their gameplan to eventually trade one of them, I guess they could do it as early as this offseason. The worst that could happen is the Rangers get a promising prospect haul in return, but miss out on Harper. Oh, and Willie Calhoun would finally have a chance to play (maybe).
Suddenly, there is a little light to Romo’s prediction. I doubt he put as much thought into it as I just did, but surely he’s more intelligent than me. Maybe he’s smarter than all of us. Maybe he actually can predict the future…