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Bryce Harper has great response to $400 million contract question

Bryce Harper had a pretty fantastic response to a question about possibly becoming baseball’s first $400 million player. The reigning NL MVP was a guest on Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier’s show on 106.7 The Fan in DC Thursday. Paulsen told Harper an executive said the Nationals outfielder could be the first $400 million player. Harper’s response to that was great. “I was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Bobbleheads, Bryce Harper Chia Pet highlight 2016 Nationals promotional schedule - Nationals Buzz

If you've got a thing for bobbleheads, the Nationals will make you happy in 2016 by giving you the opportunity to add a few new pieces to your collection. The Nats have released their 2016 promotional schedule, and it includes six bobbleheads - two depicting Max Scherzer's no-hitters (May 23 ... Read More
Via MASN
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Bryce Harper: 'I'm a big fan of what Kirk Cousins did this year'

Bryce Harper explained on Friday why he has been supporting the Redskins despite growing up a Cowboys fan.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
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What Bryce Harper Expects From Jonathan Papelbon, Dusty Baker

WASHINGTON — The Nationals have made plenty of offseason moves to reshape their bullpen. Moving closer Jonathan Papelbon wasn’t one of them. 2015 ended early for Papelbon after he choked National League MVP Bryce Harper in the Nationals dugout, for which the Nats suspended Papelbon four games coinciding with an earlier three-game suspension from Major League Baseball to end...
Via CBS DC
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$500 Million For Bryce Harper Might Still Be a Bargain

Bryce Harper won’t be a free agent for three more years, but that hasn’t stopped people from writing about his next contract. Over the last few months, David Schoenfeld and Jeff Passan have discussed his eventual price tag recently, and Harper himself vaguely addressed the topic in a radio interview yesterday: Harper was asked during an interview with 106.7 The Fan’s Grant...
Via Fangraphs
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Bryce Harper: I'm going to cost (Yankees?) more than $400 million

Harper was the National League MVP last season Watch video There has been talk recently that last year's National League Most Valuable Player, Bryce Harper, could command a $500 million payday when he hits free agency in 2018. It appears the Washington Nationals right fielder agrees. Speaking on 106.7 The Fan radio in D.C....
Via NJ.com
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Bryce Harper 'squashed' beef with Jonathan Papelbon

The Washington Nationals season ended with a thud after the presumed World Series contender failed to even reach the postseason. About a week before the merciful end arrived in an extremely disappointing season, one could say the Nationals’ season ended prematurely with a choke, but not the kind of choke one typically associates with a team. Instead, it involved a dugout dustup...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Bryce Harper rooting for Jonathan Papelbon to save 60 games and win the Cy Young

One week before pitchers and catchers report to spring training, Jonathan Papelbon is still on the Nationals’ roster. National League MVP Bryce Harper, the man Papelbon choked during an embarrassing dugout scuffle on Fan Appreciation Day last September, says he’s fine with that. “I just think what I need out of him and what he needs […]
Via DC Sports Blog
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Could Bryce Harper be MLB’s first $400 million man? Don’t sell him short.

During an interview with Jeff Joyce and Mike Stanton on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was asked if he’s surprised that former teammate Ian Desmond is still on the free agent market. “I just think it’s the way things are working this year,” Harper said of Desmond, who, along with Jordan […]
Via DC Sports Blog
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Bryce Harper on potential $400-million deal: 'Don't sell me short'

Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper won't be a free agent until after the 2016 season, yet speculation has already mounted as to the mammoth contract the reigning NL MVP will land.Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton currently holds the largest contract in American sports history valued at $325 million over 13 years, but Harper is expected to eclipse that gargantuan sum...
Via Fox Sports
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Bryce Harper on potential for $400M contract: 'Don't sell me short'

Bryce Harper doesn't like the sound of a $400 million contract. He wants a lot more than that, apparently.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
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Bryce Harper on Possibly Being $400 Million Player: ‘Don’t Sell Me Short’

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from an interview with Bryce Harper that will air on 106.7 the Fan’s Grant and Danny Show Friday. Listen to it in full at 11 a.m. WASHINGTON —  Many have speculated about how much money Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals could make once he hits free agency after the 2018 season. Named NL MVP at the age of 22, he has the numbers and hardware...
Via CBS DC
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Nationals to give out Bryce Harper Chia Pets in 2016

The Jayson Werth Chia Pet giveaway of 2015 was apparently so successful that the Nationals plan to do the same for Bryce Harper in 2016.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
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Nats are giving away Bryce Harper Chia Pets. Good luck growing them.

The Nationals revealed on Thursday that they will give away Bryce Harper Chia Pets on July 5, marking the second consecutive year that a bearded Nationals player will get the Chia treatment. Last season, the first 20,000 fans through the gates at Nationals Park on Aug. 5 received Chia Jayson Werths. FIRST LOOK! #WerthChia. #Nats Park. […]
Via DC Sports Blog
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Nationals honoring Bryce Harper with Chia Pet giveaway in 2016

Last season, the Washington Nationals scored a major hit with fans by giving away a Jayson Werth Chia Pet - so they're doing it again in 2016. This time, they're giving reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper the Chia treatment on July 5. The team hasn't revealed an image of the actual Harper Chia just yet, but Dan Worthington of the Washington Post mocked up two versions for fun: This week...
Via Fox Sports
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Points Per Plates Appearance 2015, Name Your Bryce

If there's one stat you will repeatedly find in my posts it's "points per plate appearance", commonly noted as PPPA. How many points does a batter get every time he steps into the batters box. I feel this is a very underrated stat in points leagues. To be honest, I'm not sure if many even given it a second thought or are even aware of this valuable stat. I find it a great indicator...
Via Razzball
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While fans zone-out on long-range strategies to land Bryce Harper, Yankees penny-pinching extends all the way to the bargain basement

Yesterday, the Atlanta Braves outbid the Retrieval Empire for a flea-market, spare-tire ex-Met named Carlos Torres, proving that when the Yankees go cheap, they go cheap from the top of the penthouse all the way down to the bodies in the bottom of the sinkhole.This happened as River Ave, the pre-eminent Yankee interweb lug nut, fulminated at length on whether the top brass has...

10 Players Ready to Break Out in 2016

Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America Every time a new season rolls around teams are hopeful that certain players will be able to finally reach their potential and contribute in big ways to the team. For example, last year the Red Sox had Mookie Betts, the Astros had Dallas Keuchel, and the Nationals had Bryce Harper. Now with the 2016 season almost here, teams and fans alike...
Via Baseball Essential
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Mutual respect: Harper, Donaldson go back and forth over hair

If you look up "real recognize real" in the dictionary, this Twitter exchange might be in there.On Monday night, the two reigning MVPs -- Bryce Harper and Josh Donaldson -- bonded over a mutual respect: their flow.Here's to hoping these two have plenty of opportunities to let the lettuce breathe in 2016.
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Quiet Offseason Could Mean Big Things

It’s been an offseason that may seem a little out of sorts for the New York Yankees. A team that we’ve all grown so accustomed to seeing spend major money on free agents has been dormant, yet to sign a single free agent in 2016. While at first this may seem as if they are completely content with the roster they plan on rolling out on opening day, it’s more likely the Yankees...
Via Baseball Essential
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Bryce Harper is evolving in a Yankee-friendly direction

Bryce Harper is an incredibly good baseball player. The New York Yankees are an unfathomably wealthy organization. Following the 2018 season these two facts could converge to help author the biggest contract in the history of baseball. The operative word being ‘could.’ The inevitability of such an event has likely been overstated, but the Yankees are certainly the favorites to...
Via BP Bronx
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Schoenfield on Bryce Harper versus the Mets

Harper destroyed his NL East opponents last season on his way to the MVP Award … except the Mets, that is. Against the hapless Braves, Marlins and Phillies he hit .344 with 21 home runs in 54 games. Against the Mets he hit .254 with four home runs in 18 games, with one of those home runs coming in the meaningless season-ending series between the clubs. The matchup to watch: Harper...
Via Mets360.com
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Dodgers' Pederson had a great view of Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson is a Northern California guy, based in Palo Alto - so naturally he found his way into some pretty choice seats at Levi's Stadium for Super Bowl 50. He was sure to share it all on his Instagram page so others could enjoy his solid view: 
Via Fox Sports
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Is Bryce Harper a Redskins Fan Now?

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper grew up in Las Vegas, and as a result, he had to find non-local sports teams to root for. He’s a noted fan of the New York Yankees, much to the chagrin of Nationals fans, in addition to every bandwagon team. One of those teams, of course, is the Dallas Cowboys. Harper drew the ire of Redskins fans in 2014 by posing for pictures in a Cowboys hat — in...
Via CBS DC
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Comfort wins: Stroman, Blue Jays watch Super Bowl 50 in onesies

Some baseball players (like Bryce Harper) were able to make it to Levi's Stadium for Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, but those that weren't there in person still had fun. Jose Bautista, Marcus Stroman and other members of the Toronto Blue Jays fall into that second camp after gathering together to watch the game...all wearing onesies: Stroman, meanwhile, opined on Carolina Panthers QB...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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