Bryce Harper RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nationals, taken aback by Bryce Harper's contract demands, set to move on after '18

    USA Today "The Washington Nationals, balking at Bryce Harper’s demands in early talks about a long-term contract extension, now are preparing themselves to be without their All-Star outfielder after 2018, a high-ranking Nationals executive told USA TODAY Sports. The executive spoke to USA TODAY Sports on..." December 06

  • Report: Trout, Harper not on preliminary U.S. WBC roster

    New York Post "A preliminary 50-player list had to be submitted early in October for the United States team for the World Baseball Classic and neither the Angels’ Mike Trout nor the Nationals’ Bryce Harper is included because neither would commit to the process. The United States GM Joe Torre said it is not a..." November 01

  • Boras On Health Of Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper

    MLB Trade Rumors "Righty Stephen Strasburg and outfielder Bryce Harper — arguably the Nationals’ two most important players — are both on track to participate in a full and normal Spring Training in 2017, agent Scott Boras tells Jon Morosi of MLB Network (Twitter links). That appears to be positive news for the..." October 21

  • All eyes on Bryce Harper in Game 5 of NLDS

    ESPN "Remember Bryce Harper? You know, the guy who set the world on fire last year when he became the youngest unanimous MVP in MLB history? A year later, as impossible as it seems, that guy has almost become an afterthought. Even within his own clubhouse, Harper seems to have gotten a little lost in..." October 13

  • Harper leaves game with apparent hand injury

    CBS Sports "Harper left Sunday's gamein the third inning with a hand injury, Dan Kolko of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network reports." September 25

  • Bryce Harper told the Nationals he is not hurt, and they seem to believe him

    Washington Post "Bryce Harper went 1 for 4 with a walk in Wednesday night’s win over the Miami Marlins, a typical night for him in the 2016 season in which he is hitting .240 and keeping pace with Paul Goldschmidt for the National League lead in walks. He slid headfirst into second base twice, both times without a..." September 22

  • Nationals dismiss report about Bryce Harper shoulder injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Two prominent members of the Washington Nationals on Tuesday dismissed a report discussing the extent of Bryce Harper’s shoulder injury. SI’s Tom Verducci wrote a column Tuesday about the Nats’ playoff hopes, which he said were dampened by Harper’s shoulder concerns. Verducci reported a source..." September 21

  • Goose Gossage -- I Still Kinda Hate Bryce Harper ... But No Lie, Kid Can Play

    TMZ "Goose Gossage still really, really, really doesn't like Bryce Harper and thinks he's a "punk" ... but good news, Bryce ... Gossage doesn't hate you as much as he did back in March! If you remember ... Goosage threw all kinds of shade on Harper a few months back ... calling him a "fool" and..." September 17

  • Is Manny Machado becoming a better investment than Bryce Harper?

    ESPN "With Bryce Harper and Manny Machado scheduled to hit free agency in two years, the 2018 offseason could go down in history as the winter that broke baseball's bank. The question is, which one of them will be the most prized catch? Earlier this season, the answer seemed simple. Coming off his..." August 25

  • 3 reasons why Bryce Harper will be MLB's next $300M man

    The Score "Two winters ago, when Giancarlo Stanton sat down and signed the biggest contract in baseball history, there was little doubt the booming Major League Baseball economy would soon produce a deal that rivaled his 13-year, $325-million extension with the Miami Marlins. No such deal is imminent -..." August 18

  • Dusty Baker expects Bryce Harper to break out of rut

    Today's Knuckleball "Dusty Baker finds it hard to believe, too. His reigning National League Most Valuable Player checked into Coors Field on Monday night for game No. 117 on the Nats schedule with a .234 batting average. Nobody cares much about BA anymore, you say? OK, here’s a slash line comp entering Monday..." August 16

  • Harper's MRI on ailing neck came back clean

    Washington Post "For the fifth straight game, Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals lineup. It has been a week since the right fielder has played, but the Nationals do not seem to think it will be a week before he can do so again. The team chose not to place him on the disabled list before the game — an indication..." August 14

  • Bryce Harper's struggles may be due to right shoulder injury

    SI "What’s wrong with Bryce Harper? One of the more frequently asked and vexing questions of this season may have its answer in a previously undisclosed injury. The Washington Nationals rightfielder and 2015 National League MVP has been playing through a right shoulder injury for the past two months,..." August 12

  • Bryce Harper's Historic MVP Season Suddenly Looking Like an Anomaly

    Bleacher Report "In Saturday's 7-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper struck out three times and exited after the sixth inning with a stiff neck, per Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post. If that isn't a metaphor for Harper's 2016 season, nothing is. The..." August 08

  • Bryce Harper leaves Saturday’s game after six innings with a stiff neck

    Washington Post "Bryce Harper left Saturday night’s game against the Giants after six innings and three at-bats with what he and Manager Dusty Baker called a “stiff neck,” an issue that has been bothering the Nationals right fielder for a few days now. “Anybody who has ever had a stiff neck, I mean, you know..." August 07

  • Bryce Harper Wants To Play In Olympics

    The Big Lead "Bryce Harper wants in on the Olympics in 2020. Now that baseball will be a sport again, the 23-year-old reigning National League MVP has expressed his desire to represent the United States at those games in Tokyo." August 05

  • Bryce Harper would love to close an inning in the World Series

    Larry Brown Sports "If Bryce Harper one day hits a walk-off home run that clinches a World Series title for the Washington Nationals, no one will be surprised. If he closes out Game 7 of the World Series by striking out the final batter, that will come as quite the shock. But a kid can dream, right? Harper was..." August 03

  • Bryce Harper: Mood depends on how good hair looks

    Sportsnaut "Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper wants to make baseball fun again, but his willingness to put forth the effort might vary from day to day. Why is this, you ask? Harper — perhaps with tongue in cheek, perhaps not — sent out a message to his Instagram followers that suggests a bad..." July 17

  • Bryce Harper won’t compete in Home Run Derby: ‘I just don’t care for it’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Bryce Harper may have made it his quest to “Make Baseball Fun Again,” but that will have to be accomplished without him competing in the Home Run Derby. The Washington Nationals slugger announced he would not take part in the power-hitting showcase at the upcoming All-Star Game at Petco Park in..." July 06

  • Failing when ahead in the count a source of Bryce Harper's struggles

    ESPN "Bryce Harper’s start to the 2016 season had many questioning if he was getting ready to repeat his MVP campaign from a year ago. But those thoughts have long since subsided, as Harper has been held hitless in 25 of his past 52 games and is looking up at the league with a .252 batting average in 71..." June 25

  • Pieces Yankees should trade to build for Bryce Harper, Machado

    New York Post "The Yankees need a LeBron. That is just a start. To get their LeBron James, they need to get younger and more talented quickly so that when the star-studded free-agent class after the 2018 season is available, they can pounce. Bryce Harper, who is only 23, and Manny Machado, who is 23 as..." June 21

  • Bryce Harper wants to have fun and get paid

    Sportsnet "hen Bryce Harper launched a scoreboard-shattering home run into the right-field stands during a game at Nationals Park in mid-April, something peculiar happened: Partway through his home-run trot, Harper abruptly stopped and reversed course. “Harper missed first base!” yelled Charlie Slowes, the..." June 12