Found February 22, 2012 on MSNBC:
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)

Where will Stephen Strasburg be 5 years from now?

Where oh where will Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg be five years from now? Shagging fly balls in some desolate minor league/rehab field? NL Cy Young award winner? Only time will tell, although I’m hoping its the latter of the two. Strasburg age 24, is definitely the highest touted pitcher in MLB history, and he actually

About Bryce Harper's interview with Harold Reynolds on MLB Network

(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 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,”...

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.

Bryce Harper's Redskins shirt

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. Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

DMV: It’s Mr. Walk-Off Contract Extension Eve, Everyone

Zim contract extension talks hit no-trade speedbump. [CSNW] Rizzo hopes to lock up Zim contract by Saturday deadline. [Wash. Times] Nats players to watch in Vierra beyond Bryce Harper. [Capital Comment] The one about Ryan Braun, FedEx and a cup of pee. [Big League Stew] 10 best about being an O’s fan, including Boogs.  [BLS via Camden Chat] Interesting story about UVA football...

Ryan Zimmerman talks contract, drinking canned beer, and Bryce Harper

(Ryan Zimmerman: still only 27, still drinks beer from a can. Screen cap via 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 The Face of the Franchise talks contract, goals, his age ("I'm not that old

Bryce Harper in a Redskins t-shirt

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...

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...
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