Found February 23, 2012 on
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. Bundy might be it – if all goes well.
Bundy, who was drafted out of high school by the Orioles with their number one pick in '11 raised eyes in Sarasota yesterday in a bullpen session.
From the Baltimore Sun: Wednesday was just the fourth day of spring training workouts here at the Ed Smith Stadium Complex — and the first time he threw for the public (his first session was done Monday as part of the team's biomechanical testing) — but Bundy has already drawn praise for his quiet demeanor and level-headedness beyond his age. "He's just going about his business. He's trying to get wor...
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(Bryce Harper's sweatshirt carried on a proud Washington Nationals tradition of misspelling. Screen cap via MLB.com 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...
19-year-old right-hander is talk of spring training camp after first public bullpen sessionDylan Bundy has grown accustomed to pitching in front of a crowd. This one, however, was a first.
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...
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.
As covered extensively earlier on DC Sports Bog, above is Bryce Harper, the Cowboys fan, wearing a Redskins t-shirt in camp with the Nats on Friday. Photo by @DanHellie. Of course, this stunt will backfire on young Mr. Harper somehow.
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(Ryan Zimmerman: still only 27, still drinks beer from a can. Screen cap via CSNWashington.com video.)
And so, while you're sitting around waiting for news on the Ryan Zimmerman contract front, enjoy the video below of Zim on Sports Talk Live on Thursday from CSNWashington.com. The Face of the Franchise talks contract, goals, his age ("I'm not that old yet...man...
Kilgore reported that Bryce Harper entered the Nats clubhouse in a Duke shirt Friday morning, but by the afternoon, all that unpleasantness had been avoided. The noted Cowboys fan and D.C. sports fan antagonist was finally sporting burgundy and gold. And two TV reporters who couldn’t find their way to Nats Park — Dan Hellie and Dave Feldman — were there to record the image...
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...
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:
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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.
Orioles pitchers Dylan Bundy and Wei-Yin Chen might have drawn the most attention at Wednesday’s bullpen sessions, but catcher Matt Wieters' assessment of the day might be one of the highlights of the early days of camp.
I first learned about Edwin Jackson’s car the same way I learn about most things — from Bryce Harper’s Twitter account.
“E-Jax is for sure in the running for the best car in the big leagues, if not the best! #Swaggedout,” Harper wrote on Tuesday.
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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)