Bryce Harper RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bryce Harper hints he wants to play with Kris Bryant, sign with Cubs?

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper has heard the rumblings that he wants to sign with the Chicago Cubs when he becomes a free agent following the 2018 season, and he has downplayed them anytime the subject comes up. However, he did nothing to cool the speculation with a social media post on Tuesday. With the Cubs..." June 28

  • Bryce Harper dominating All-Star voting with over 2.8 million votes

    Sportsnaut "Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper is the most popular guy playing in MLB according to All-Star ballots. Leading all vote-getters, Harper has amassed over 2.8 million votes. This vastly exceeds the tallies of his closest peers, per “…NL leaders include: second..." June 19

  • Nationals believe Dodgers will try to sign Bryce Harper

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper is widely expected to sign a record-breaking contract if and when he becomes a free agent in the winter of 2019, and one team with pockets deep enough to add him will be the Los Angeles Dodgers. But are they a legitimate suitor for the star outfielder? Jon Heyman of FanRag..." June 16

  • MLB rumors: Anonymous GM would give Bryce Harper 15-year, $600M deal

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Bryce Harper sweepstakes won't begin in earnest until the 2018 season comes to an end. With over a full year until that day arrives, speculation on Harper's eventual date with the open market has reached a fever pitch. From Vegas oddsmakers installing the Yankees and Phillies as..." June 07

  • Peter Gammons Walks Back His Bryce Harper-Cubs Comments and Admits He'll Probably Go to Yankees

    12 Up "​Bryce Harper-to-the-Cubs is so yesterday. ​ ​Just ask insider Peter Gammons, who is already walking back the comments he made on a Chicago-based radio station, during which he hinted that Harper would "prefer" to play for the North Siders. Apparently, they were misconstrued from the..." June 06

  • Bryce Harper to Earn More Than $400 Million in Free Agency According to AL GM

    Bleacher Report "When Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper hits free agency following the 2018 season, at least one American League general manager expects him to sign a contract in excess of $400 million. "He is going to get paid," that unnamed general manager told Eddie Matz of "Like, paid..." June 06

  • Refreshed Bryce Harper returns to Nationals "Bryce Harper spent the past few days at his home in Las Vegas, trying to relax and enjoy time with his family. It felt odd, he said, to be at home around the end of May and he was certainly glad to be back to cooler weather after temperatures climbed over 100 degrees Saturday in Las Vegas. And..." June 04

  • Report: Bryce Harper wants to play for Cubs

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper is still a year and a half away from free agency, but that isn’t going to stop the rumors from starting already. The latest, courtesy of Peter Gammons, is that Harper has his eyes on the Chicago Cubs. Gammons told 670 The Score’s Mully and Hanley that Harper liked the Cubs, but..." June 03

  • Game-worn apparel from Hunter Strickland-Bryce Harper brawl up for auction

    Sportsnaut "It’s not rare for MLB to put game used apparel up for auction. But some items from the Memorial Day game between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants are are up for sale that are sure to grab some attention. The hat that Hunter Strickland wore during the fight, as well as his..." June 03

  • Bryce Harper Suspension for Giants Brawl Reduced to 3 Games

    Bleacher Report "Upon appeal, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper's suspension for his role in a brawl with San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland was reduced to three games Wednesday. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported the decision. Harper was initially..." May 31

  • Bryce Harper, Hunter Strickland, Buster Posey: Chapter 2 should be the end

    USA Today "You know it’s coming. There will definitely be retaliation taken Tuesday night by the Washington Nationals when they play the San Francisco Giants. You want to take down one of ours, we’re going to take down one of yours. It may sound like vigilante justice, but it happens to be the code..." May 30

  • Scott Boras: Bryce Harper deserves lesser penalty from Nationals-Giants brawl

    Fox Sports "As the Giants and Nationals await the discipline for Monday’s brawl, agent Scott Boras contends that his client, Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, deserves a lesser penalty than some other players receive when they charge the mound. Boras told FOX Sports on Tuesday that because there had..." May 30

  • Bryce Harper throws punches, helmet in epic brawl

    New York Post "Bryce Harper’s matchup with Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland turned into a boxing match Monday after Strickland drilled the fiery slugger. An enraged Harper charged the mound, fired his helmet and traded punches to the head with San Francisco reliever after getting hit by a fastball, setting..." May 30

  • Millennial Bryce Harper Says No To Participation Trophies

    The Big Lead "In the common telling of How Millennials Got to Be So Awful (by Some Baby Boomer), one of the major culprits is said to be the “participation trophies” that were handed out to all kids born between 1980 and 2000, depriving us of the hard lessons of life that can be learned through sports, and..." May 27

  • Phillies could make play for Harper

    Fanrag Sports "The prevailing thought is that if Bryce Harper leaves the Washington Nationals as a free agent following next season, he likely will wind up landing with the New York Yankees. Though the right fielder grew up in Las Vegas, he was a Yankees fan. The Yankees also figure to have enough money..." May 24

  • Exec says Bryce Harper’s free agent deal might approach $500 million, but he’s probably worth even more

    Fanrag Sports "One rival GM pegged Bryce Harper’s value on a long-term deal at “closer to $500 million than $400 million,” a seemingly stark admission for a management person, even if it isn’t a Nationals person. That executive, claiming Harper is “twice the player that Giancarlo Stanton is,” suggested $400..." May 19

  • Bryce Harper’s strange signing for 2018 won’t mean much in the long run

    Fox Sports "The oddest of tea leaves fell on Saturday — news that Bryce Harper and the Nationals had agreed upon a $21.625 million contract for 2018, avoiding his final year of arbitration. I cannot recall another deal like this being struck in mid-May, and the curious timing raised the usual questions..." May 15

  • Rizzo: Bryce Harper, Nationals 'didn't discuss anything beyond 2018'

    Masn "The Nationals didn’t have to offer Bryce Harper a 2018 contract right now. And Harper didn’t have to accept the Nationals’ 2018 offer right now. So why did the two sides believe now was the time to take care of negotiations that would’ve been taken care of this winter and agree to a $21.625..." May 14

  • Harper after walk-off HR: 'Just trying to be like John Wall' "The walk-off homer is one of the most exciting moments in the game -- as long as you're a fan of the team doing the walking off. Nats star Bryce Harper is one of the most exciting players in the game, more than capable of capitalizing on potential walk-off situations. This scenario played out..." May 14

  • Bryce Harper, Nationals Agree to 1-Year, $21.65 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Washington Nationals and superstar outfielder Bryce Harper reached an agreement Saturday on a one-year deal worth $21.65 million for the 2018 season. Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post first reported the news. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports provided the financial details of the deal, which..." May 13

  • Bryce Harper day-to-day with groin injury

    Fanrag Sports "Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper left Thursday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after injuring his left groin on a giving catch. Afterwards Nationals manager Dusty Baker announced Harper came out of the game for precautionary reasons and is listed at day-to-day. Harper..." May 04

  • Bryce Harper sets MLB record for runs in April "Bryce Harper's torrid first month of the season has ended in record-breaking fashion. The Nationals' right fielder scored four times in Sunday's 23-5 victory over the Mets, increasing his number of runs scored through in April to 32 and surpassing the Major League record of 29 set by Larry..." April 30

  • Philly Radio Station Asks If Bryce Harper Would Help The Phillies

    Deadspin "Bryce Harper hit a pair of home runs yesterday, the second a walk-off shot lifting the Nationals to a 6-4 win over the Phillies. Harper has hit 18 of his 125 career homers against the Phillies—more than he’s hit against any team other than the Marlins. This season, the 2015 NL MVP is hitting..." April 19

  • ‘Me, Gary Sanchez and Bryce Harper’: Machado spells out Yankees’ dream

    New York Post "Manny Machado lives in the moment. There is no other way to survive and flourish in Major League Baseball. But after the 2018 season, the best third baseman in the AL will be a free agent, and he has heard the chatter coming from New York. He will be 26 years old with seven years of major..." April 08

  • Bryce Harper vs. Manny Machado: Who would you rather have?

    ESPN "Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will play in different cities over the next 20 months, for different teams, manning different positions in different leagues. But all the while, they will be competing against each other directly, just as if they were faced off in a one-on-one pickup game for..." March 19

  • Top eight most annoying MLB players

    Sportsnaut "Most of the time when it comes to favoring a team, certain MLB players won’t deter you from standing a few extra minutes in line waiting for an autograph. Even if that player’s makeup isn’t exactly warm and uplifting. On the other hand, there are some players that have a tendency (or three) to..." March 08

  • Bryce Harper Wants to Win a World Series in Washington For Montreal

    USA Today "Bryce Harper might be one of the greatest young talents in baseball, a four-time All-Star outfielder for the Washington Nationals, but he can’t bring himself to watch the games he doesn’t play. He can be defiant, and he oozes with bravado with every step he takes, but he’s as awestruck as a..." March 03

  • Bryce Harper Knows ‘Exactly’ Why he Struggled Last Year

    CBS Washington "Bryce Harper’s 2016 season has been the subject of a great deal of scrutiny, and there is substantial reason to believe he was playing through injury throughout. With the Nationals reporting for Spring Training this week, the media finally got its first chance to talk to the star right fielder..." February 18

  • Scott Boras reveals that Bryce Harper played through 'an issue' last season

    CBS Washington "Bryce Harper’s agent says the Nationals right fielder “had an issue that he played through” in 2016. Scott Boras made the remarks on SiriusXM’s “MLB Network Radio. Though the satellite radio station neither offered the agent’s direct quotes, nor did it make the audio available for..." February 10

  • Bryce Harper lobbies for Matt Wieters and Greg Holland

    Hardball Talk "Nothing is happening as the baseball world waits four more hours for the Hall of Fame announcement. Question: why do it at 6pm? For MLB Network ratings? Let’s be real, there are “Golden Girls” reruns on third-tier basic cable that are gonna draw a bigger audience. Why not announce it now so people..." January 18

  • Yankees' Brian Cashman on 'big-game hunting' for Bryce Harper, Manny Machado in 2018

    Newark Star-Ledger "A lot of hard-core Yankees fans already can't until the 2018 offseason. They know the big names who can become free agents that year, and they've heard rumors that Yankees are freeing up money now to make a big run then for Bryce Harper and/or Manny Machado. And so, GM Brian Cashman was put..." January 18

  • Harper avoids arbitration with $13.625M deal

    ESPN "The Washington Nationals and star outfielder Bryce Harper agreed to a one-year deal for $13,625,000 on Friday, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney. Harper will again avoid arbitration. He did so before the 2014 season by signing a two-year deal that paid him $5 million this past season. In..." January 13

  • Let's read way too much into this Bryce Harper tweet about the Yankees

    CBS Sports "Via Big League Stew, we learn of a series of tweets that involve Bryce Harper and the Yankees and thus amount to Broiling SEO Lava Flow. Are we about to make too much of what follows? You're blasted right we are. First, MLB sent out the following tweet of appreciation regarding Mr. Harper's..." January 05

  • Manny Machado vs. Bryce Harper: Who Really Deserves MLB's First $400M Deal?

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball already has a $300 million contract. Its first $400 million contract could come soon. Call it a hunch based on where Manny Machado and Bryce Harper are in their careers. The Baltimore Orioles' third baseman and the Washington Nationals' right fielder have much in..." January 04

  • Mets' Syndergaard calls out Bryce Harper in Instagram comment

    Yardbarker "Hey Noah Syndergaard, tell us how you really feel about Bryce Harper. Harper posted a video to his Instagram account Saturday showing him and his brother Bryan in Ohio State gear ahead of the Buckeyes’ playoff game against Clemson. Harper used the “Saturdays are for the boys” line in his video,..." January 01