Bryce Harper RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bryce Harper and Wife Basking in Their Italian Vacation

    Sports Gossip "Bryce Harper sure is enjoying is offseason so far. Hopefully next season it doesn't start so early.  " November 13

  • Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto believes Bryce Harper is 'misunderstood,' not a 'villain'

    The Sports Daily "Phillies slugger Bryce Harper has a reputation among fans, and it’s not for reasons that he’d like. Harper, just like Kevin Durant, elected to leave the hometown team that drafted him, and built around him, which didn’t go over well — especially with those in..." November 08

  • What Nationals learned from Bryce Harper’s exit

    New York Post " If the Nationals finish the job, winning their first World Series either at Nationals Park this weekend or back at Minute Maid Park early next week, then you can envision owners, general managers and perhaps even commissioners pouncing on this opportunity to teach us all a..." October 25

  • Joel Embiid Sent Bryce Harper and His Family Some Sixers Swag

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Philadelphia is truly the city of Brotherly Love, even between the sports teams in this city. It turns out, even the superstar athletes in this city support one another and, from the looks of it, their kids. Even from many miles away, in Las Vegas.   " October 24

  • The Astros/Nationals Blockbuster Trade That Was Almost A Reality

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Astros and Nationals share a Spring Training site, but there isn’t exactly a lot of shared history between the two franchises as they prepare to meet in the World Series.  The Astros hold a 244-207 all-time record over the Nationals/Expos, and the no-hitter that Larry..." October 21

  • Bryce Harper opens up about Nationals reaching World Series without him: 'I'm so happy for them'

    CBS Sports "Bryce Harper of course left the Nationals last offseason in order to sign a $330 million contract with the division-rival Phillies. Harper's first season in Philly was productive (35 home runs and a 125 OPS+ in 157 games) while still not being quite up to his..." October 19

  • Bryce Harper Speaks Out After Nationals Advance To World Series Without Him

    Total Pro Sports "Back in March, the Philadelphia Phillies won the Bryce Harper sweepstakes after they agreed to a deal with the 2015 National League MVP.     We got him. October 18

  • Nats’ success shouldn’t be about Bryce Harper

    Hardball Talk "Bryce Harper turns 27 years old today. As an early birthday present, he got to watch his former team reach the World Series for the first time in franchise history. His new team finished exactly at .500 in fourth place, missing the playoffs. These were facts that did not go unnoticed as..." October 17

  • Bryce Harper’s mistaken Nationals prophecy is close to becoming a reality

    New York Post "Bryce Harper is getting his wish. Before booking a spot in the World Series with a 7-4 win over the Cardinals Tuesday night, the Nationals tweeted, “We want to bring a title back to D.C.,” teasing the mistaken words of their former star Bryce Harper. " October 16

  • Nationals Troll Bryce Harper Ahead Of NLCS Game 4 With Epic Hype Video

    NESN "No one will let Bryce Harper forget when said he wanted “to bring a title back to D.C.,” especially the Nationals. As you probably know, Harper left Washington after seven seasons to join the Philadelphia Phillies on a massive 13-year, $330 million deal.   " October 15

  • Bryce Harper’s wife blasts ‘classless’ Nationals fans over heckling

    Sportress of Blogitude "Bryce Harper has had enough with what he views as unfair treatment from heckling Washington Nationals fans since leaving the team in free agency, and his wife Kayla has since taken to Twitter to show she has her husband’s back. The Philadelphia Phillies slugger declined to say..." September 26

  • Bryce Harper: Washington hecklers crossed line, Phillies fans 'appreciate me'

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The talent. The style of play. The swagger. The showmanship. The fame. The money. These are the reasons that Bryce Harper hears it from fans wherever he goes. Usually Harper lets it roll off his back. After all, he’s heard  it since he was 16, when he appeared on..." September 26

  • Nationals clinch playoff spot with win over Bryce Harper's Phillies

    The Score "The Washington Nationals are officially headed back to the postseason after beating Bryce Harper's Philadelphia Phillies, 6-5, on Tuesday. Moments after the final out, the Nationals took the field to watch the final out of the Pittsburgh Pirates' victory..." September 25

  • Bryce Harper has no hard feelings about Nationals clinching without him

    Yardbarker "Bryce Harper left the Washington Nationals in free agency earlier this year to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, and his hope was to beat out his former team within the NL East every season. So far, the plan worked out completely the opposite way. Not only did the..." September 25

  • Bryce Harper not to blame for Phillies’ failure

    Hardball Talk "With a 3-1 loss to the Nationals in the first game of Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader, the Phillies were mathematically eliminated from postseason contention. It was apropos that the Nationals put the final nail in the coffin in D.C. as superstar outfielder Bryce..." September 25

  • After $400 million offseason, Phillies eliminated from playoff contention

    Yahoo! Sports "After going all-in on being contenders this year, the Philadelphia Phillies’ playoffs hopes have officially gone bust. The Phillies were eliminated from playoff contention on Tuesday with a loss to the Washington Nationals, lowering their record to 79-77 and putting them seven..." September 24

  • Bryce Harper is back in the lineup

    Hardball Talk "Bryce Harper hasn’t started since Friday night’s game against the Mets. That’s when he was hit in the hand with a pitch. It knocked him clean out of Saturday’s game and limited him to one pinch hitting appearance yesterday, in which he swung the bat several times and..." September 09

  • Bryce Harper 'definitely sore,' day to day after HBP " Bryce Harper left Friday night’s 5-4 loss against the Mets at Citi Field in the bottom of the third inning with a right hand contusion after he was hit by a pitch in the top of the inning. The Phillies later announced X-rays on Harper's hand were negative, and Harper said..." September 07

  • Bryce Harper, wife Kayla announce birth of son Krew Aron

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Baby Harper has arrived. Bryce Harper’s crew expanded by one when the Phillies star and his wife, Kayla, announced the birth of their son, Krew Aron.   The Harpers announced the baby’s arrival Monday in an Instagram post. Harper flew Wednesday..." August 26

  • Bryce Harper (paternity list) expected back Monday "Bryce Harper is expected to rejoin the Phillies for Monday night’s series opener against the Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies placed Harper on the paternity list Friday, which allows him three days away from the team. Harper and wife Kayla have made no announcement,..." August 25

  • Phillies’ Bryce Harper placed on paternity leave ahead of birth of first child

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Baby Harper is on his way. Bryce Harper did not fly with the Phillies this weekend to Miami. He returned home to be with his wife, Kayla, as she gives birth to the couple’s son. Harper was placed by the Phillies on the paternity list before Friday’s series opener..." August 23

  • Bryce Harper letting his haters be his motivators

    Hardball Talk "When the Phillies go on the road, and even sometimes at home, outfielder Bryce Harper is a magnet for hecklers. Fans have been chanting things like “overrated” at him. But it hasn’t really been working. Last night, Harper was being booed and ridiculed by fans at..." August 22

  • Bryce Harper is baseball’s most clutch hitter

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "It’s OK if you don’t like Bryce Harper, but it might not be the smartest thing to heckle him if you’re sitting behind the dugout. Last week, a fan’s video went viral after he heckled Harper an at-bat before his walk-off grand slam. On Wednesday night,..." August 22

  • Bryce Harper on Mookie Betts' Next Contract: 'I Hope' He Passes My $330M Deal

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia Phillies superstar Bryce Harper said Tuesday he's rooting for Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts to eclipse his 13-year, $330 million contract. Harper told John Tomase of NBC Sports Boston he's always been a fan of..." August 21

  • Phillies Bryce Harper exits game with dehydration

    Crossing Broad "Bryce Harper was replaced by Adam Haseley in right field to start the top of the sixth inning during today’s game. He was spotted talking to a Phillies trainer in the dugout, but there’s no official word yet on why he exited. We’ll update this post with more..." August 18

  • Watch: Bryce Harper told fan to ‘shut the f— up’ not long before walk-off homer

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia Phillies fans have been frustrated with Bryce Harper this season, but the slugger made them forget about that when he launched a walk-off grand slam on Thursday night. The exchange Harper had with a heckler behind the dugout not long before belting the homer had to have made it..." August 16

  • Philadelphia Phillies need Bryce Harper to stay hot at the place

    The Sports Daily "Entering Thursday’s action, the Philadelphia Phillies are very much in the playoff hunt — they own a 62-58 record and are two games out of the final National League wild-card spot. Clearly, though, the organization was looking for a spark by recently hiring Charlie Manuel to be..." August 15

  • Bryce Harper takes responsibility for Phillies firing coach

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia Phillies made a drastic move on Tuesday as they battle to remain relevant in the National League Playoff race. Philadelphia fired hitting coach John Mallee and replaced him with former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. It was a surprising late-summer move from the..." August 13

  • Bryce Harper Shuts a Heckler the Hell Up

    The Big Lead "Someone paid good money to sit very close to the field for last night’s Phillies-Giants tilt and chose to exercise their First Amendment right to heckle an elite athlete. Bryce Harper, hearing the traditional but still effective refrain of oh-ver-ated, offered a rebuttal with his bat in..." August 10

  • Bryce Harper's HR Rate is Way Down, Which Could Make His Contract an Albatross

    The Big Lead "Bryce Harper is having a very Bryce Harper season. His batting average is .251, lower than his .276 career average, but .002 points higher than last year. He has a .371 OBP and a .838 OPS, again also down for his career, but nothing crazy. What is concerning, at least for..." August 08

  • Bryce Harper changed his batting stance

    Hardball Talk "In an effort to boost his offense, Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper changed his batting stance in his first at-bat Monday night in Arizona against the Diamondbacks. In his first-inning at-bat on Sunday, Harper’s bat was just above his left shoulder. In his..." August 06

  • MLB Isn't Surprised Bryce Harper Hasn't Lived Up to $330 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "It was February 28 when Phillies fans believed the renaissance had arrived. At least that was the theme of the press conference in Clearwater, Florida, where Bryce Harper was introduced the following Saturday as Philadelphia's newest baseball savior, complete with a contract large enough to..." July 27

  • Bryce Harper is more valuable than you may think

    Sportsnaut "While he might have missed out on a trip to the All-Star Game this year, it seems Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper isn’t as overrated as fans shouting it at him might believe. According to FanGraphs’ Devan Fink, Harper’s +3.75 win probability added is..." July 18

  • It wasn't just him, but this was a Phillies win that showed Bryce Harper's full value

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "A 458-foot, three-run home run on a 98 mph fastball. A walk-off two-run double against one of baseball's most accomplished closers of the last decade. This was the kind of night that shows you why Bryce Harper is valued the way he is. The Phillies were two outs..." July 17

  • Media Members Worry Bryce Harper and Manny Machado Missing All-Star Game Will Hurt Free Agents

    12 Up "There was much uproar this offseason over how long it took for superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado to sign deals, but in the end, they both netted contracts worth at least $300 million. Unfortunately, neither has lived up to the hype this year. The pair missed out on the..." July 09

  • Bryce Harper is not an All-Star, but agent Scott Boras thinks he should be

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Bryce Harper, for the first time in his career, will watch the All-Star Game go on without him. He was not voted a National League starter or awarded a spot on the bench. Harper will watch Tuesday night as a fan. But Harper’s presence is still felt this week as his face looms..." July 09

  • Bryce Harper featured in All-Star promo displays ... except he's not an All-Star

    Yardbarker "Bryce Harper is everywhere in Cleveland this week — just not in person. Amusingly, Harper’s face adorns numerous banners and other promotional material for the All-Star festivities in Cleveland, but the problem is, thanks to a down year, Harper is nowhere near the..." July 08

  • Putting All of Phillies' Struggles on Bryce Harper is Missing the Point by a Mile

    12 Up "This is not what baseball fans expected, especially those in Philadelphia. When the Phillies broke the bank and doled out a 13-year, $330 million contract for Bryce Harper, the expectation was that his numbers would go up and they'd be one of the favorites in the National..." July 05

  • Bryce Harper is first player to reach these notable milestones on same swing

    Yahoo! Sports "The bright spots have been few and far between for Bryce Harper in his first season with the Philadelphia Phillies. With one mighty hack, he created one during Wednesday’s 9-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves. And in the process, he made a little bit of MLB history. With his..." July 04

  • Bryce Harper doesn’t plan to use Phillies’ new curveball machine

    Larry Brown Sports "The struggling Philadelphia Phillies are trying some new methods to get going, but that doesn’t mean Bryce Harper will be taking part in all of them. Manager Gabe Kapler said he planned to bring in a pitching machine that throws curveballs, with the team having scored just 15..." June 24

  • Nationals Twitter trolls Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper

    NBC Sports Washington "Bryce Harper had a rough Thursday night, going 1-for-5 with three strikeouts as the Nationals finished off a sweep of the Phillies. And the Nats aren't gonna let Harper soon forget about it. Condensed..." June 21

  • Struggling Phillies batting Bryce Harper lead-off for first time with team

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia Phillies, who have been in something of a funk recently, are trying something different with their lineup and Bryce Harper. In Thursday’s game against the Nationals, Harper will lead off. This is the first time he’s done so as a member of the..." June 20

  • Bryce Harper, Manny Machado sit outside starters election places for All-Star Game

    The Score "The two biggest superstars signed during Major League Baseball's offseason are not drumming up the kind of support needed to start the All-Star Game on July 9. Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (10th among NL outfielders with 498,100 votes) and San..." June 17