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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #275: May 10, 2012, 01:42:41 PM »
i dont give a single freak about this, but i dont think we can/should be/will be outbid by anyone in baseball for Bryce Harper. It'll be his decision whether he wants to stay with the same team and guys that have been good to him for his whole career or if he really wants to go to the pinstripes. If we're outbid, then what the freak are we waiting to spend our money on?

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #276: May 10, 2012, 02:04:38 PM »
i dont give a single freak about this, but i dont think we can/should be/will be outbid by anyone in baseball for Bryce Harper. It'll be his decision whether he wants to stay with the same team and guys that have been good to him for his whole career or if he really wants to go to the pinstripes. If we're outbid, then what the freak are we waiting to spend our money on?

can is a definite, should depends on what it would do to the overall payroll structure- if the idiot is right about $400 million, the smart move would be to pass, and will depends on a lot of things we don't know now (has the team won, what is attendance, what is the structure of the MASN deal, did Strass and Zimmermann resign...)


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« Reply #278: May 10, 2012, 05:42:52 PM »

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #279: May 10, 2012, 06:53:08 PM »
That's a big ass number.

Reminds me of when Glenn Robinson demanded a contract from the Bucks that was larger than the appraised value of the team.


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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #281: May 11, 2012, 12:30:35 AM »
I want him to go yard so badly so he can just go on a tear afterwards

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« Reply #282: May 11, 2012, 01:30:11 PM »
I want him to go yard so badly so he can just go on a tear afterwards

i think what's most impressive about him so far is his patience at the plate, his walk rate seems much higher than it was in the minors (i'm mindfacting, haven't checked the stats).  I've only seen him take one really bad swing hacking at a pitch high in the zone in an effort to hit a late game HR).  I looked through the last through box scores and he's near or at the top in most pitches seen.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #283: May 11, 2012, 01:35:09 PM »
i think what's most impressive about him so far is his patience at the plate, his walk rate seems much higher than it was in the minors (i'm mindfacting, haven't checked the stats).  I've only seen him take one really bad swing hacking at a pitch high in the zone in an effort to hit a late game HR).  I looked through the last through box scores and he's near or at the top in most pitches seen.

his walk rate so far in the majors: 13.0%. Was 11% in 'Cuse, 10.2% in AA, 14.4% in Hagerstown. His strikeout rate, however, is far below all of his minor league numbers.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #284: May 11, 2012, 01:35:33 PM »
ok, did some digging, Harper is averaging 3.76 pitches per PA, league average is 3.79.

Our leaders are Werth (4.50), Bernie (4.03), and LaRoche (3.98).

There's not quite the correlation between average and P/PA that I expected - Lombo is at the bottom at 3.01.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #285: May 11, 2012, 02:39:21 PM »
I want him to go yard so badly so he can just go on a tear afterwards

He's close. He won't have to wait long. I predict this weekend at the bandbox in Cincy.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #286: May 11, 2012, 04:42:00 PM »
probably was posted already, but:



from http://www.natsnq.com/?p=7642


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« Reply #288: May 11, 2012, 06:48:20 PM »
He's close. He won't have to wait long. I predict this weekend at the bandbox in Cincy.

i'm willing to bet he gets the silent treatment after his first HR.  or, everyone puts on a cole hamels mask and beans him with baseballs.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #289: May 11, 2012, 10:19:31 PM »
Sounds like Bryce Harper mancrushed his own face.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #290: May 11, 2012, 10:20:27 PM »
Chasing a ton of pitches. Bashing his own face. Relax, rookie.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #291: May 11, 2012, 10:28:34 PM »
The "hitting himself" joke really isn't funny when everyone repeats it so much and so dryly that it sounds serious.

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« Reply #292: May 11, 2012, 10:29:24 PM »
The "hitting himself" joke really isn't funny when everyone repeats it so much and so dryly that it sounds serious.

Clearly he hit something and it came back and hit him in the face... whether it be a chair leg or a shard of bat... something hit his face.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #293: May 11, 2012, 10:39:07 PM »
acomak: Harper took his frustrations out on the wall, w a bat. Davey said the bat came back & hit him. May need a stitch or 2, may be out few days

Bat, like Linty said.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #294: May 11, 2012, 10:39:54 PM »
acomak: Harper took his frustrations out on the wall, w a bat. Davey said the bat came back & hit him. May need a stitch or 2, may be out few days

Bat, like Linty said.

Okay yeah, that's dumb.

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« Reply #295: May 11, 2012, 10:41:15 PM »
Well now that we have the facts, that's great.  I was just getting a little sick of all the not-joke-sounding jokes about him breaking his own face and blah blah blah.  Not funny, IMO, esp when it's being repeated so much that it confuses people (I'm not the only one)

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #296: May 11, 2012, 10:46:54 PM »
Media will run away with this one.

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« Reply #297: May 11, 2012, 11:00:18 PM »
Media will run away with this one.

God it's going to be unbearable.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #298: May 11, 2012, 11:10:52 PM »
LOL

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Ian Desmond says the Nats are going to start calling Harper, "Bam Bam."

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #299: May 11, 2012, 11:10:53 PM »
acomak: Harper took his frustrations out on the wall, w a bat. Davey said the bat came back & hit him. May need a stitch or 2, may be out few days

Bat, like Linty said.

sigh.   he'll get his ticket punched back to Syracuse with stuff like this.  The team won, that's all he should care about.