BRYCE HARPER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Why it's no surprise that Matt Wieters landed with the Nationals

On Jan. 21, I texted a general manager and asked, “Where is Matt Wieters going?”His reply: “Come on – you know – everybody knows!”The GM, of course, was referring to Team Boras, also known as the Washington Nationals.Virtually everyone in the industry predicted that the Nats would be the landing spot for Wieters, a switch-hitting catcher who was the best remaining free...
Via FOX Sports
14 hours ago

Bryce Harper uses barbed wire bat as nod to TV show

Bryce Harper had a new weapon with him at spring training on Sunday, and its name is Lucille.Harper was seen at Washington Nationals camp carrying a bat that is wrapped in barbed wire: Those who watch “The Walking Dead” will immediately notice that the bat is the same one used by the villain Negan in the show. Harper received it a few days ago from the show and apparently likes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper knows why he didn't play well, but he won't specify why

Bryce Harper struggled by his standards in 2016 and he says he know why it happened last year. While it was rumored last season that
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago

Bryce Harper’s first day: cliches, mysterious hints and a bit of his old bravado

WEST PALM BEACH — Bryce Harper tossed a red rubber ball back and forth between his hands as he answered questions from the media for the first time since last October, which he did in a red shirt that read “Warm Body, Cold Mind,” standing on the new agility field that is among the more […]
Via Nationals Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Harper won't elaborate on 'exactly why' 2016 was down year

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper says he knows ''exactly why'' his production dipped last season from his MVP-winning performance a year earlier - but he did not elaborate. Harper met with reporters Saturday, the day before Washington's first official full-squad workout of spring training. After saying he did know what happened to make him...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Kurt Suzuki steps up big time for ill 3-year-old

The latest social media effort, the #TruckerToughChallenge, began Jan. 31.About four months earlier, the Dukes family had stopped radiation on their little Trucker, ending all of the conventional cancer treatment that his mother, Shauna, had labeled “soooo toxic.”Trucker, 3, had been through enough while fighting Stage IV Neuroblastoma -- not just radiation, but also chemotherapy...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Bryce Harper spotted wearing Dallas Cowboys cap

Some Nationals fans who watched WWE’s Monday Night RAW might have woke up on Tuesday morning with a conflicted feeling.Nationals star Bryce Harper was spotted in the crowd with a backwards cap. He briefly turned around and inadvertently revealed a Dallas Cowboys logo.That must have felt like a punch in the gut to Washington D.C. sports fans who root for both the Nationals and...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper prods Nationals over offseason activity

The Washington Nationals haven’t gone on their usual offseason spending spree this winter, only acquiring Adam Eaton and Derek Norris via trade while dealing away Danny Espinosa and a bucket-load of prospects. They *did* avoid an ugly arbitration hearing with Bryce Harper, inking him to a one-year, $13.625 million deal to keep him in the fold for his third of four arbitration...
Via The Comeback
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman mum on pursuit of Bryce Harper in 2018

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wisely sidestepped an inquiry during a fan forum about the impressive free agent class slated to arrive following the 2018 season. A fan at the event held Tuesday night at the Times Square Hard Rock Cafe asked specifically if the Yankees will pursue the likes of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Smiling — and showing awareness of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Harper seeking $400 million, likely to leave Nationals

Washington Nationals fans should probably enjoy Bryce Harper while they can. The star outfielder, who is due to become a free agent after the 2018 season, is reportedly seeking at least a 10-year deal in excess of $400 million for his next contract, a Nationals executive told Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The Nationals, put off by those parameters, have resigned themselves to the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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