Bryce Harper said he wants to recruit Mike Trout to Philadelphia in 2020. Seems far-fetched. But it isn’t. After signing Harper, Philadelphia’s payroll is just over $137 million, according to That’s only the league’s 13th highest payroll. The MLB average is $117 million. Plus, Trout was born in New Jersey, 40 miles from Philadelphia. He played college baseball at Delaware. Harper and Trout are good buddies. Stayed tuned.