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Who is better, Bryce Harper or Mike Trout?
If I was starting a team today I would have to take Trout and here is why. They are both very young, Harper is 20 and Trout is 21 so age isn’t a factor in my decision. The style of play appears early on to be different.
Harper appears to want to prove on every play how tough he is and has a bad habit of trying to run through walls. As cool as that sounds it can’t be done Bryce so please for the sake of baseball, stop trying. I’m not sure how that gets you respect as you are hurting yourself and hurting your team.
Trout set the baseball world on fire last year with a line that has never been done, like ever. In only 139 games he hit 30 homers and stole 49 bases and made some highlight reel catches all year long.
So far this year has been the tale of 2 cities. Harper started off on FIRE lets look at the April of both players.
Harper – 18 runs, 32 hits, 9hr, 18rbi, 1sb, .344avg, .430obp
Trout – 15 runs, 29 hits, 2hr, 16rbi, 4sb, .261avg,...
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Up above, Davey Johnson and Bryce Harper discuss Harper's knee injury after Sunday's 6-1 win over the Phillies, in which Harper got pulled from the game in the 7th. Not good.
More bad news: Ross Detwiler to the 15-day DL, still feeling stiffness.
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So Bryce Harper visited Under Armour headquarters in Baltimore today. Up above, a pic of Harper in a South Carolina football helmet he found during his visit. Maybe the kid should consider wearing one of those next time he runs into a wall?
(Photo via @BHarper3407)
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Video: Bryce Harper assists Tim Hudson...
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Bryce Harper will miss Monday’s game against the Orioles but a MRI on the outfielders knee showed no structural damage. Harper aggravated his left knee when he slid head first into second base on Sunday. He later fouled a ball off his knee.
The Nationals plan to keep Harper out of the lineup for a couple of games because they have fear he could further aggravate...
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper may sit out for a few days after aggravating his sore left knee while sliding in to second base. The Washington Post's James Wagner says that Harper hurt the knee on a headfirst slide in Sunday night's victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, later compounding the problem with another slide and then by hitting a foul ball into...
The Washington Nationals expect to play without their star outfielder Bryce Harper until at least Friday, May 31. NBC Sports.com's Aaron Gleeman reports that the slugger's sore left knee will keep him out of the lineup against the Baltimore Orioles throughout the home-and-home series, which runs through May 30.
CSN Washington.com's Nationals beat writer Mark Zuckerman...
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Nearly 50% of our fans hail from the female gender, so we would be remiss if we didn't bring you all a look at a Bryce Harper Under Armour underwear ad.
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Hey everybody let’s go to the quad, were going streaking!
Ok I don’t think the Angels are going to go Full Monty and run around LA, but at the moment they are streaking around the majors!
Along with the Toronto BlueJays, the Angels had a lot of ink in the offseason for 2 reasons.
Signing Josh Hamilton
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