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Friday, March 03, 2017

Inside Baseball With Jon Heyman: Predicting Harper’s Market Early

Guessing Bryce Harper’s future.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 03, 2017 at 08:18 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, notes

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Bryce Harper isn’t laughing off Syndergaard’s ‘douche’ rip | New York Post

When asked about Noah Syndergaard’s Instagram comment from New Year’s Eve – Thor dropped the “Douche’’ hammer on Harper — Harper responded with these serious words at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches: “I don’t know, Syndergaard does what he does and the Mets do what they do. So we are going to worry about what we do in our clubhouse and do everything we can do win ballgames and hopefully have a better record than any team in Major League Baseball.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 19, 2017 at 02:04 PM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, mets, nationals, noah syndergaard

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

$400 million isn’t a ridiculous number for Harper. | Sports on Earth

He was worth $7.7 million per Win over Replacement **in the free agent market**. Teams don’t want to pay at that rate if they can avoid it. Smart teams usually only pay a small portion of their payroll at this rate. So, to say a player is “worth” whatever crazy price players are getting in the free agent market only really makes sense for teams with no alternative and very large revenue streams.

Last year, after Bryce Harper’s MVP season, FiveThirtyEight’s Neil Paine, knowing that Harper was only a few years away from free agency, tried to figure out just how much he was worth to the Nationals in 2015. Using the rough Fangraphs figure of $7.7 million per Win Over Replacement—which was the estimated market value at the time, and around where it would be now, though as always it’s complicated—Paine argued that Harper, who had just put together a 9.7 WAR season, one of the 100 best seasons of all-time (at the age of 23!), was worth $75.4 million. Just in the 2015 season. Paine concluded that, because of the escalating baseball salaries and MLB’s salary structure system artificially pushing down the pay of players under team control, Harper, who made only $2.5 million in 2015, had earned the Nationals $72.9 million in free production, the highest single-season total in baseball history. (The next three highest totals were all Mike Trout, in 2012, 2013 and 2015.)

Jim Furtado Posted: December 07, 2016 at 02:23 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, nationals

Monday, December 05, 2016

Nationals Taken Aback by Bryce Harper Contract Demands

I can’t imagine that Bryce is a great singer so it’s no surprise that they balked at this record deal.

Harper, according to the executive, is asking for a record deal that will exceed 10 years in length, and likely pay him in excess of $400 million.

Agent Scott Boras says the only active negotiations of late have involved a one-year deal in 2017. Harper, who made $5 million last season, is eligible for salary arbitration, and Boras seemed mystified by the Nationals’ stance.

Bote Man Posted: December 05, 2016 at 03:59 PM | 67 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, contracts, nationals

 

 

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