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Mike Rizzo feels Bryce Harper will stay in DC | MLB.com

“I think we have as good a chance to sign him long-term as anybody in baseball,” Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said on MLB Network this week. “He’s the type of iconic, historic type of player that would love to be with the same organization throughout his whole career, such as [Derek] Jeter and that group of guys. I think he wants to be here. We want him here. I think there’s an opportunity for him to make history here.”

Jim Furtado Posted: November 29, 2017 at 05:41 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bryce harper, nationals

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   1. OsunaSakata Posted: November 29, 2017 at 08:29 PM (#5583068)
Rizzo also thought Dusty Baker would be signed to an extension.
   2. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: November 29, 2017 at 08:52 PM (#5583090)
I actually think the Nationals probably have a fair shot at Harper. The Red Sox already have Betts and the Dodgers are overloaded with outfielders, so the Nats will be bidding against the Yankees. If it comes down to sheer financial muscle, the Yankees could win that battle with a completely absurd contract, but that's no guarantee, and the Nationals also have a big, very rich market, a rich owner, and an enormous incentive to keep him around.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: November 29, 2017 at 11:19 PM (#5583145)
The Red Sox already have Betts and the Dodgers are overloaded with outfielders

They are? Chris Taylor, Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig? And Puig is an FA after 2019. They also have 3 OFs in the top 100 prospects but that and $300 M might get you Stanton. I don't see anybody on the Dodgers that would give them a moment's hesitation if they wanted to acquire Harper.
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: November 29, 2017 at 11:24 PM (#5583146)
I actually think the Nationals probably have a fair shot at Harper.


I'm in the camp that the Nationals have to be the favorites to sign him, and if you were putting odds out there, that they have better odds than the next two most likely teams combined... Of course that is probably only about a 25-30% chance, but it's still his most likely destination.
   5. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: November 30, 2017 at 12:56 AM (#5583166)
Nats will be bidding against the Yankees


To state the obvious, but NY already has a guy who plays RF pretty well. Would you move Stanton to LF? or Judge for that matter. Neither can play CF.
   6. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: November 30, 2017 at 07:08 AM (#5583183)
Unless your outfielders are Judge, Trout and Stanton, I'd say your team has room for Bryce Harper. (And even then you might want to move somebody to first base.)
   7. Zonk, Genius of the Stables Posted: November 30, 2017 at 09:06 AM (#5583209)
Gonna be awesome when Bryce signs with the Cubs and everybody is forced to remember the various pieces saying that's where he WANTS to go rather than the auto-default Yankees...

Now... can I interest anyone in a slightly used Heyward?
   8. Lassus Posted: November 30, 2017 at 09:12 AM (#5583210)
(And even then you might want to move somebody to first base.)

Could this somebody be Harper?
   9. PreservedFish Posted: November 30, 2017 at 09:18 AM (#5583216)
I say we move Harper back to catcher!
   10. Nasty Nate Posted: November 30, 2017 at 09:56 AM (#5583247)
The likelihood is almost zero, but imagine if the Nationals were sellers next year at midseason! The rumor mill would be ablaze if Harper was available in a deadline deal (also Murphy wouldn't be too shabby).

As it is, it will probably be a very interesting midseason. Guys like Machado and Donaldson, among others, might be moved.
   11. Adam Starblind Posted: December 01, 2017 at 09:08 AM (#5583944)
If it comes down to sheer financial musclethe Yankees could win that battle with a completely absurd contractbut that's no guarantee, and the Nationals also have a big, very rich market, a rich owner, and an enormous incentive to keep him around. 


A few years ago I read on here that Lerner was actually the richest owner in MLB. I know that doesn't translate 1 to 1 into "team with the most financial wherewithal," but the Yankees should not be able just to blow the Nats out of the water.
   12. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: December 01, 2017 at 11:43 AM (#5584100)
Now... can I interest anyone in a slightly used Heyward?


How about Heyward for Stanton, with the Cubs paying a big chunk of Heyward's contract?
   13. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: December 01, 2017 at 11:51 AM (#5584108)
How about Heyward for Stanton, with the Cubs paying a big chunk of Heyward's contract?

Sounds great. In fact, it's so exciting that I'm going to start saving up now to buy the $750 seats in the 500 level for a Tuesday game in May against the Reds.
   14. Spahn Insane Posted: December 01, 2017 at 04:07 PM (#5584416)
Sounds great. In fact, it's so exciting that I'm going to start saving up now to buy the $750 seats in the 500 level for a Tuesday game in May against the Reds.

If only. You being a friend and all, I'd let you have 'em for $500.
   15. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: December 01, 2017 at 04:11 PM (#5584421)
If only. You being a friend and all, I'd let you have 'em for $500.

Gee, thanks! Your next $53.75 Goose Island is on me.

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