Yankees for real? Bryce Harper on pace for history? MLB takeaways though 1 month of action

With four weeks of MLB action in the books, themes are developing in the season. Are the Yankees a true contender? How much trouble are the Mets in? Should you buy into Eric Thames' ridiculous start? How special is Bryce Harper's April? Here are nine takeaways through the first month of MLB action.
7 hours ago

How do you pitch to Bryce Harper? The Mets may have the answer...

But they aren't telling.   WASHINGTON -- How do you pitch to a hitter who can hit everything?  That's the question the Mets face regularly with the Washington Nationals and Bryce Harper in the NL East, and that's the question manager Terry Collins was faced with in the ninth inning of a two-run game with the bases loaded in the bottom...
9 hours ago

Pay Bryce Harper

I believe the Nats should re-sign Bryce Harper, and they should do it as soon as possible. Will it take $400 million? At least that. Probably more. But they should do it anyway. Is he worth it? Can the Nats afford it? Why now? Yes, he’s worth it The Nationals haven’t been shy about paying (and at times overpaying) for quality players when they think they’re worth it. Jayson...
Via The Nats Blog
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals’ lineup vs the New York Mets + Dusty Baker on Bryce Harper

Nats lineup vs the Mets + Dusty Baker on Nationals slugger Bryce Harpers big month of April: Its not over yet. Bryce Harpers 18 for 34 (.529/.636/1.059), six double, four home run, 10 walk road trip through Atlanta, New York and Colorado left the 24-year-old outfielder 33 for 79 in 22 games this season (.418/.535/.823), with eight doubles, eight home runs, 20 walks and 14 Ks in 99...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

WATCH: Bryce Harper hit a home run into a group of trees

MLB pitchers just can’t get Bryce Harper out this season.Coming off a disappointing 2016 campaign, Harper is crushing everything he sees, no matter what the pitch is or who’s throwing it. He’s driving in one run in 3.4 at-bats on average, which is ridiculous.He drove in three during Thursday’s game against the Rockies, which the Nationals won, 16-5. It happened in the seventh...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seven most impressive young cornerstone players in MLB today

The future of baseball is already in front of us.This isn’t in reference to a timeline. The players who represent the future of Major League Baseball are playing in front of us as you read this article.Some are nearing free agency, while others were so special their organizations paid top dollar to make sure they feel cozy and comfy at home for the foreseeable future.The following are...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Up, Three Down: Home run hitters are heating up

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.This week, we have some hot and cold outfielders, along with some evidence that robotic umpires may not...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Umpire C.B. Bucknor blows another call

C.B. Bucknor must be trying to give us the belief that we can become MLB umpires. Because I have to imagine you or I would be way more competent at the job than this guy.After almost ruining the end of the Nationals-Braves game Tuesday night, Bucknor came back for night two of his “Incredibly Incompetent Tour” of the major leagues.While working third base on Wednesday night...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper hits two homers, including a grand slam

After a disappointing-by-his-standards 2016 season, Bryce Harper has come out mashing in 2017.The 24-year-old former MVP entered Wednesday hitting .354/.475/.688 with four home runs, including a towering walk-off Monday.Well facing Julio Teheran and the Braves on Wednesday, Harper added to his huge 2017 stat line, whacking two dingers in the first two innings, including a grand...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nats’ Harper Hits 3-R Walkoff HR

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper’s second home run of the day was a walk off three run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper’s home runs were the third and fourth home runs of his season and the fourth, possibly most important, came against new Phillies closer Joaquin Benoit. Harper has been reaching base at a 44% rate before his game against the Phillies today...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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