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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Bryce Harper not being traded by Nationals, says GM Mike Rizzo - The Washington Post

And therein lies another awkward part of all this, that while the Nationals did not want anyone to know they would be listening on Harper, they cannot deny it now. Harper will know they considered offers that would have sent him elsewhere. He is an already talked-about presence in a much talked-about clubhouse with a vastly underachieving team, a combination that could prove volatile. Whatever they do by 4 p.m. Eastern, the Nationals will be 5 1/2 games back in the National League East when they begin play with the New York Mets this evening, a surmountable deficit they could still eclipse. Apparently, they will try to do so with him, and Rizzo will do his best to suggest this team wanted to do it with Harper all along.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 31, 2018 at 01:56 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, nationals

Bryce Harper trade rumors

It’s tough being in the middle.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 31, 2018 at 08:41 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, nationals

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Nationals must think about the unthinkable: Trading Bryce Harper

So, then, for the first time in seven summers, we face the serious question: With the nonwaiver trade deadline coming up Tuesday, should the Nationals sell?

You can’t ask that inevitable question before the next one roars up like a freight train: Should they try to trade — gulp — Bryce Harper?

Hank Gillette Posted: July 27, 2018 at 01:14 PM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, dreams, trades

Friday, July 06, 2018

Should the Nationals consider trading Harper?

Washington has lost 21 of 31 since May 31, a .323 winning percentage that’s better than only the Mets, Orioles and Royals in that time span. Maybe a question that sounds objectively crazy on its face actually isn’t: Should the Nationals, in the face of a tremendously disappointing season, trade the man who was expected to headline one of the best free-agent classes of all time this offseason?

The answer is clearly, “Not yet, obviously,” and not just because the Nationals certainly aren’t going to do anything this wild before they host the baseball world at the All-Star Game later this month. This is not something that could or should happen soon. But what if that answer changes in the next few weeks? Let’s try to find out what would need to happen for the Nats to completely change the face of the non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Bote Man is no David Posted: July 06, 2018 at 03:43 PM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, nationals, trade deadline, trades

Scott Boras says shifts are partly why Bryce Harper isn’t enjoying a typical Harper season

“Boras has strong opinions on many baseball matters, and during a 25-minute session with reporters Tuesday, he espoused a few about why his client Bryce Harper — slated to perhaps sign the richest contract in American professional sports history this coming winter — is not enjoying a typical Harper season.

Harper is batting .215 after he went 0 for 4 in the Nationals’ 3-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox, but Boras insisted evaluating Harper through batting average is misguided because he has been the victim of unusual circumstances. One is how teams are pitching to him so carefully. The other is how opponents are shifting against him.”

Hank Gillette Posted: July 06, 2018 at 08:29 AM | 138 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, scott boras, shifts

 

 

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