Bryce Harper RUMORS & NEWS

  • MLB Rumors: Dodgers Could Offer Harper a Massive Short-Term Deal

    12 Up "​This would be insane. The Los Angeles Dodgers came within one win of a World Series last year, falling just short to the Houston Astros in Game 7. However, they have all the talent in the world to get back to the top, and ​could add even more in the future. Bryce Harper is getting ready..." April 23

  • Bryce Harper Appears on a $400M Mission to Dominate FA Year

    Bleacher Report "The name Bryce Harper and the words "contract year" always had an intriguingly ominous ring. A week and change into the 2018 MLB season, they've had an ominous outcome as well. Not for the Washington Nationals, nor for Harper's bank account. But certainly for opposing pitchers. As he..." April 10

  • It's never too early to make out a Cubs lineup card with Bryce Harper's name in it

    Chicago Tribune "For those of you scoring at home, Bryce Harper has six home runs in 28 at-bats. The Cubs, meanwhile, have eight in 337. And like that, you now have yet another way to understand what will happen to the Cubs lineup next season when they sign Harper to the biggest free-agent deal ever. I..." April 09

  • Bryce Harper has high praise for new manager Dave Martinez

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper appears to be a fan of his new manager. On Saturday, after Anthony Rendon was controversially ejected from the Washington Nationals’ game against the New York Mets, Nationals manager Dave Martinez got himself ejected in an impassioned defense of Rendon. The Nationals ended up..." April 08

  • Early breakdown of Bryce Harper market

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Braves are a new name linked to the much-anticipated Bryce Harper derby, and they make a lot of sense, according to a friend of Harper. Steve Phillips of Sirius XM Radio first connected the Braves to Harper, who is off to a massive start in his walk year. The Braves make a lot of..." April 05

  • Real or not? Bryce Harper is off to a $400 million start

    ESPN "We’ve been here before. Just last April, Bryce Harper hit .391 with nine home runs, 26 RBIs, more walks than strikeouts and a Bondsian 1.281 OPS. He hit nine home runs the next two months combined, then had a big July and was in the MVP running until he went down with a knee injury in..." April 04

  • Harper's new disciplined-aggressive approach paying early dividends

    The Score "In the top of the sixth inning Sunday at Great American Ball Park, before a scant 10,335 paying customers, Bryce Harper smacked his first home run of the season, clobbering a 92-mph fastball from Cincinnati Reds starter Sal Romano into the right-field bleachers. For the next 30 hours, give or..." April 04

  • Bryce Harper is better at hitting HRs than seven MLB teams

    NBC Sports Washington "A snapshot of Bryce Harper's first four games of the 2018 MLB season shows a guy who looks like he is in the last year of his contract, playing for a monster deal. And that makes sense, because Bryce Harper is in the final season of his two-year, $35,000,000 contract with the Nationals and is..." April 04

  • Nationals Considering Bryce Harper in the Leadoff Spot

    The Sports Post "Bryce Harper is coming off another monster season for the Washington Nationals. And while it would be normal to see his name second or third in the lineup, manager Dave Martinez has another idea. In fact, there’s a chance Harper bats leadoff this season. “Maybe. We’ll talk about it, play with..." March 23

  • Phillies among front-runners to sign Bryce Harper

    Sportress of Blogitude "Bryce Harper could very well be the most sought after free agent in Major League Baseball history when he becomes available after the 2018 season. While a bidding war of unprecedented proportions is expected, one MLB insider already believes one dark horse team could very well already be among the..." March 16

  • Scott Boras adds fuel to Bryce Harper, Manny Machado Phillies rumors

    Newark Star-Ledger "The never-ending rumors are about to get louder, Phillies fans. With Jake Arrieta on board for the 2018 season, the Phillies have taken their rebuild into overdrive and committed toward chasing a winning season this summer. By next winter, we could be looking at an ascending team with a chance..." March 14

  • Bryce Harper has minor surgery to remove ingrown toenail, should be back by Saturday

    Washington Post "Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper underwent minor surgery Wednesday to remove an ingrown toenail but should return to game action by Saturday, Manager Dave Martinez said. “He wants to play [Friday], but we’ll see,” Martinez said Thursday morning, a couple hours before a Nationals team..." March 01

  • Don Mattingly gets testy with Bryce Harper for no good reason

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday Bryce Harper was asked about the Miami Marlins offseason moves. Fair question. The Marlins are division rivals and that club’s tear-down was probably the biggest news inside the division of the offseason. Here’s what Harper said: “I was very shocked that they were going to let go of..." February 20

  • Bryce Harper says his focus is on 2018

    ESPN "Bryce Harper isn't talking about the future. On Monday afternoon, Harper addressed reporters for the first time this spring training and refused to discuss anything beyond the Washington Nationals' upcoming season. That includes potential free agency. "I will not be discussing anything..." February 19

  • MLB Rumors: Phillies among favorites to land Bryce Harper after 2018 season

    Newark Star-Ledger "If you thought the Bryce Harper-Yankees rumors were over, think again. As the 2018 Yankees embark on a fascinating spring training with new faces (first-year manager Aaron Boone, 2017 NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton) and World Series expectations, there's little talk about the future. In the Bronx,..." February 16

  • Could Giants make a run at Bryce Harper next winter?

    Fanrag Sports "Could the San Francisco Giants be a surprise spot for Bryce Harper? As was mentioned in this space last week, the Nationals, Yankees, Dodgers and Phillies are seen as among the favorites for Harper, while the Cubs may not be quite the likely landing spot that folks perceive. But what about..." January 27

  • Yankees still planning Bryce Harper chase after 2018?

    Newark Star-Ledger "If you thought Bryce Harper to the Yankees rumors were over, think again. Despite the presence of both Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge on the roster to begin 2018, at least one baseball insider thinks the Yankees are still among a small group of teams that will land Harper when he hits the..." January 22

  • Cubs know waiting for Bryce Harper and next winter's insane free-agent class is affecting baseball's offseason

    NBC Sports Chicago "You might have heard that baseball’s offseason has been slow. Dreadfully slow. Drive-you-crazy slow. What’s the deal? Well, one theory is that teams are hesitant to spend too much money this winter because they’re gearing up for next winter, when things will most definitely not be..." January 15

  • The Nationals could use Bryan Harper to keep Bryce around in 2019

    Masn "The 2018 campaign is obviously a big season for the Nationals, a team built for the postseason, with outstanding starting pitching, timely hitting and stout defense. But 2018 is also the final season Bryce Harper is under contract with the Nats. The club has been working to secure a long-term..." December 31

  • Could Yankees trade Giancarlo Stanton after 2018 to ink Bryce Harper?

    Bronx Pinstripes "The Yankees’ recent acquisition of behemoth slugger Giancarlo Stanton in a blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins has already made New York a legitimate World Series contender for the 2018 season. But what if the reigning National League MVP’s tenure in pinstripes lasts just one..." December 19

  • Nationals Expect Harper To Test Open Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweets that the Nationals say the conversations about Harper were casual, and they fully expect Harper to test free agency next winter. The Nats still hope to re-sign Harper, he adds, but they seemingly don’t expect to be able to do so without him first exploring the..." December 15

  • Bryce Harper Contract Extension Discussed by Scott Boras, Nationals Owners

    Bleacher Report "Scott Boras—the agent for Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper—said Wednesday he met with Nats ownership in November to discuss a potential contract extension for Harper, according to's Jamal Collier. Harper is set to become a free agent during the 2018-19 offseason. The..." December 13

  • Harper’s agent has good news for Yanks fans

    New York Post "Scott Boras refuses to rule out the Yankees as a future destination of Bryce Harper. Or, at least, the super-agent is appealing to Hal Steinbrenner’s finer tastes. With the Yankees’ acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton spurring widespread speculation the Yankees appear far less likely of an..." December 10

  • Rizzo: Nats have great shot to re-sign Harper "Bryce Harper's potential free agency after next season has been one of baseball's most speculated and anticipated topics for the past few years. It is so rare that someone with the talent level and list of accomplishments such as Harper -- a five-time All-Star, National League Rookie of the Year..." November 30

  • Shohei Ohtani studies Bryce Harper video to improve his hitting

    Larry Brown Sports "The potential arrival of Japanese star Shohei Ohtani to Major League Baseball has lots of people excited to see what he can bring up close — but Ohtani himself wants to learn from some of the leading MLB stars himself. The 23-year-old two-way star said he admires the likes of countrymen Yu..." November 24

  • Why Bryce Harper would be a bargain at $500 million

    NBC Sports Washington "$500 million. That number is so hard to wrap your brain around, but it's a number a lot of professional baseball players may soon start seeing on their contracts. One player who could be the first to see that amount within the next year is Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper. Harper will..." November 20

  • Scott Boras says he and Nationals have not discussed an extension for Bryce Harper

    Washington Post "Sports agent Scott Boras addressed reporters as the general managers’ meetings wound down Wednesday afternoon, commanding the media masses into a massive scrum around him, then navigating questions for 45 minutes or so, in keeping with meetings tradition. Questions fly in from all around, about..." November 16

  • Nationals starting to weigh Bryce Harper mega-deal

    New York Post "Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said there is a strong likelihood that at some point before the season he will sit down with Bryce Harper and his agent, Scott Boras, to discuss whether there are avenues open to do a long-term contract before the lefty slugger reaches free agency after the 2018..." November 15