• Nelly meets Bryce Harper, urges slugger to sign with Cardinals

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Nelly tried his legendary rap to convince free-agent slugger Bryce Harper to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Post-Dispatch reported.

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    The rapper, from St. Louis, held a concert in Las Vegas that was attended by the Washington Nationals star and his wife. 

    Nelly and Harper met after the concert, and Nelly recorded a video on Instagram with the most coveted free agent of the baseball offseason, the Post-Dispatch reported.

    “Cardinal fans, yo, I'm here with the hottest free agent to be, my man Bryce Harper,” Nelly said. “Listen, Bill, Mr. DeWitt (president of the Cardinals), call me! I got this! I'm doing all the negotiations! He just needed a little convincing, man!”

    Then Harper chimed in: “They don't know!”

    Nelly responded by saying: “He know!”


    @cardinals ...!!! I’m working out here y’all.!!!!!! #STL TALK TO ME @bharper3407 ..!!!

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    Harper and the Nationals agreed on a $21.65 million deal in 2018, MLB.com reported. Harper reportedly rejected a 10-year deal worth $300 million, according to Bleacher Report. Teams mentioned as having interest in Harper include deep-pocket franchises such as the Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees, Angels and Phillies, MLB.com reported.

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