Nelly tries to recruit Bryce Harper to St. Louis Cardinals

Nelly tries to recruit Bryce Harper to St. Louis Cardinals

The Los Angeles Dodgers broke out one of their big guns for their free agent pitch to Bryce Harper.

Harper naturally isn't as vocal in the video in which Nelly begs the Cardinals' front office to sign him.

Only 26, Harper may just be entering his prime.

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According to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan and Tim Brown, Harper has been meeting with some teams in Nevada ahead of the Winter Meetings, which are being held in Las Vegas beginning on Sunday.

As was alluded to, Johnson now serves as the president of basketball operations for the team he won five NBA Championships with, the Los Angeles Lakers. The news that Johnson met with Harper is a preliminary sign that the Dodgers fully intend to go all out for Harper, the 2015 Most Valuable Player, and that is certainly a story to follow throughout the meetings next week.

It's the offseason of Bryce Harper and Nelly is an unofficial recruiter for the St. Louis Cardinals, working to bring the slugger to his hometown. Johnson has visions for his teams and he pursues them. If Machado got less than everyone expected, for example, teams could use that number as a lower jumping-off point.