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Slugging wunderkind Bryce Harper, 19, admitted today he doubts he can make the Nationals after missing a few key games with a calf issue. “Probably not,” he said in answer to a question about whether he still has a chance to be picked to go north with the team. Then, he added, “It’s all good though.”
Harper has said from the moment he got to spring camp that his goal was to make the team. But he probably needed things to go perfectly to realistically make it, and he is smart enough to understand that. Nationals teammates say they are impressed by his speed as well as his power, but a couple remarked that they haven’t seen him enough to make a judgment. Lost time was something Harper could ill afford if he was to realize his goal of making the Nats.
One Nationals person said he thought Harper would hit .220 in the majors and that “he’d probably run into twenty homers.” If that’s true, it shouldn’t be a tough call. That’s no way to start his major-league career.
Harper should start the year in the minors, maybe Double-A, then move up quickly if he’s as good as folks think. The Nats are clearly preparing for him to make the majors at some point this year while he’s 19 (he doesn’t turn 20 until October). But it shouldn’t be now. This is too soon.
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As Major League Baseball anxiously awaits the day that Bryce Harper arrives on the scene to ruffle as many feathers as possible, the 19-year-old phenom has done his best to keep his jaw muscles in shape. Most recently, Harper brought his tough guy act to an interview with GQ Magazine, during which he tried to describe his passion for baseball but gave off the impression that he should...
New York Yankee fans should make a point to tune in, or DVR both today and Friday’s Spring Training games vs. the Washington Nationals.
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And not to watch the Yankees, but to check out Nationals prodigy prospect Bryce Harper.
This 19-year old is supposedly so ridiculously good it might remind you of the good old days of Lin-Sanity at MSG. Kidding…because...
Rather than get hung up on a bad spring training start by Stephen Strasburg on Wednesday night against the Braves, let's focus on more positive things. Like, Bryce Harper returning to the lineup after spending time on the shelf with a left calf strain, and handling his surprise start in CF without incident (through six innings, anyway). Why CF, Davey?
"He runs good. He’s...
Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals catching prospect phenomenon, set to unleash his outspoken, over-the-top personality upon the major league masses, was recently profiled by GQ in an article chock-full of what will one day likely be referred to as “Harperisms” which are in their essence cocky, brash statements brimming with overconfidence characterized by nonsensical sayings [...]
Thursday and Friday will be a dream come true for Bryce Harper the Yankee fan. On Thursday, the kid will face the Yankees in Viera. On Friday, he'll reportedly travel with the Nationals to face the Yankees in Tampa:
"Oh, man, that’s going to be fun. Even Pineada tomorrow. You’ve got a guy who pitched for Seattle and was great, came over to the Yankees of course...
If you get a chance, read Will Leitch's interview with Bryce Harper on the GQ Magazine website. Some of it is not-safe-for-work, but what Leitch got out of Harper is gold. I'm saddened the the piece didn't go five or ten pages, rather than on a single one.
I will say, I've always appreciate athletes who speak their mind -- whether I agree with them or not. It&...
Bryce Harper spent most of Tuesday night's Nats-Tigers game watching from the top step of the dugout. (Screen grab via MASN.) On Wednesday, he'll finally return to action after sitting out with a calf strain. MLB.com's Bill Ladson Tweeted photographic evidence of Wednesday's lineup on Tuesday night. (The good news is: the #7 hitter. The bad news is: Mike Morse...
It looks like we’ll have to wait until May to see Bryce Harper play for the Washington Nationals. The 19-year old told John Heyman, and CBSSports.com, that he will “probably not” make the opening day roster. Harper has been held of of six straight games this spring due to a mild calf injury. After batting
I got excited today when I found out that my favorite writer Will Leitch had interviewed my favorite Major League Baseball prospect Bryce Harper for GQ.
The post appears with the sub-header “Is Baseball Ready for Bryce?” as part of GQ’s MLB season preview. The ‘interview’ opens up with Harper dropping an F-bomb as he takes batting practice.
As I tried to decipher what...
GQ did a story on Nationals phenom Bryce Harper. And besides letting GQ interview him for a story, he also let them photograph him with a baseball in his mouth.Not quite sure why though.Oh, the tagline for the story is “Dear MLB: Please don’t muzzle the most entertaining prospect since Babe Ruth. Thank you, fans everywhere”Still doesn’t clear anything up for us. But hey,...
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Tough day if you're Bryce Harper: he whiffed in his first AB against his boy CC Sabathia ("Hopefully I can get him next time"), his Nationals lost to his Yankees, and his Duke Blue Devils got upset by 15 seed Lehigh. All he needs now is for Kobe and the Lakers to lose and Tony Romo to break his leg or something to complete, like, the worst Friday in his life. Ever...