Found February 21, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
(Bryce Harper's sweatshirt carried on a proud Washington Nationals tradition of misspelling. Screen cap via video.) "I want to go up there and be a game changer. I don't wanna go from big leagues, triple A, up to the big leagues back to triple A again. I want to go up there, stay there, be a game changer, play hard, try to win that rookie of the year." (Bryce Harper, via 2/21/2012) On Tuesday, MLB Network aired a segment filmed in Las Vegas earlier in the month: Harold Reynolds talked with Bryce Harper about expectations, hitting, misconceptions, goals, **** Bryce Harper says onTwitter, lifting weights, etc. etc. Video here and below. Good stuff; and around the 3:30 mark, where Reynolds asks Harper about PEDS: Reynolds: In this day and age, you hit 50 home runs, everyone says "Oh, he's on something." I'm sure you've already had that said about youHarper: Yeah. I'm as natural as it gets. You can test me today, t...

Harper aiming to make Nationals roster

Bryce Harper arrived at spring training with the same goal he had last season: to make the Washington Nationals' opening-day roster. This year the 19-year-old outfielder knows manager Davey Johnson is going to give him a chance. ''It's huge to have a manager on your side,'' Harper said Monday. ''I'm really excited to come in here and play. I...

Bryce Harper Wants To Make Team, But Probably Not Ready

Bryce Harper reported to Nationals spring training camp yesterday and already, before he has had even one exhibition game at bat, teammates, coaches, and the media are speculating whether the 19-year-old can make the MLB squad. When pressed about it, Harper himself told the Washington Post all the right things: “I’m going work as hard as I can, keep my mouth shut and play,”...

Nationals won’t talk about Bryce Harper around Davey Johnson to quell excitement

Spring training is an important time for managers to be able to gauge what they’re working with. For the most part, rosters are predetermined based on offseason acquisitions and past performances. There are, however, a few spots that need to be filled with younger players. The winter months give managers and coaches time to evaluate players who are on the bubble, assuming the coaches...

Bryce Harper needs to grow up... least...he does in the video above, which supposedly shows Bryce Harper hitting in a batting cage at the age of 12. Today, seven years later, Harper arrived in Viera, Florida, for his second Spring Training as a professional. In his meeting with the media, the kid said all the right things, registering an early contender for best quote of the spring: "I'm...

Bryce Harper: 'I want to make an impact'

CSN: Nationals phenom says he's OK if the team wants to start him in the minors this season, but he's planning to make their decision as difficult as possible.

Harper focused on breaking camp with Nats

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is only 19, but talk to manager Davey Johnson about his left-handed-hitting slugger and he talks as if Harper is ready to play in the big leagues now.

Johnson backs Harper, who aims to make Nats

Bryce Harper hopes to make the Nationals out of spring training.

Bryce Harper clarifies his Joe Namath comments: doesn't want to get drunk, wants to be in movies and commercials

On Wednesday, CSN Washington's Kelli Johnson interviewed Bryce Harper on his goals for the upcoming season (see the video above). Also, Harper clarified his previous statements about wanting to be like Joe Namath someday; doesn't want to get blackout drunk, but does hope to be an actor someday: "I think people took that a little wrong...

Top prospect Harper's time has almost arrived

Bryce Harper's locker is next to that of Jason Michaels, and that's surely no accident. The Nationals are Michaels' fifth Major League team, and at 35, he arrived at Spring Training with a Minor League contract and no guarantees.

3 Reds named top 100 prospects

 Folks around Cincinnati are excited about no. 2 Baseball America released its list of the Top 100 Prospects for 2012 earlier this week. The 23rd annual publication is headlined by Nationals phenom Bryce Harper, but three Cincinnati Reds also made the cut. Here are the names of those players followed by the description BA gave them: #16 Devin Mesoraco C The Punxsutawney...

Harper aims to be on Nats' Opening Day roster

VIERA, Fla. — For months, Bryce Harper waited for this day. The disappointment over being cut from major league spring training in 2011 stayed with him so long that in his first comments to the media in 2012, he mentioned it. It's not something he'd like to experience again. Just ...

Dylan Bundy Impresses

Well, it seems that Bryce Harper – who may be playing for the Washington Nationals at some point in 2012 – has gotten a lot of attention as one of the game’s top prospects right now. However, based on what fans of the Orioles have heard in camp this week, Dylan Bundy may not be too far behind. We, as fans are trying to latch onto anything for a sign of hope with this franchise...

Video: Nationals on the rise

With Stephen Strasburg anchoring a strong rotation, super-prospect Bryce Harper on the way, and manager Davey Johnson touting their potential, the Washington Nationals are drawing a lot of attention. (NBC Sports)
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