Asks Jim Salisbury of NBCSP:
Harper has 11 more seasons remaining in red pinstripes, taking him through 2031. The only way the Phillies’ investment in him pays off is with multiple, lengthy trips to the postseason and with at least one of them ending with a trip down Broad Street.
Will the relationship between Harper and the Phillies take a sour turn if JT Realmuto isn’t back? And how will that manifest itself in the clubhouse and on the field in 2021?
Time will tell.