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Offline Slumpbuster

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Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Topic Start: June 05, 2017, 11:33:05 PM »
Is it happening again? A torrid start to the season at the plate and then a free fall. He looks tentative and you can't blame the suspension because the slump started long before then.


Offline WVUGold

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #1: June 06, 2017, 08:29:24 AM »
Too early to tell. I predict he hits a HR today to throw this discussion off base..

Offline Slateman

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #2: June 06, 2017, 10:35:38 AM »
Dunno, Harper is slashing .167/.444/.167 since coming back, while Tebow is slashing .167/.375/.167 in the same time frame

Offline spidernat

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #3: June 06, 2017, 10:43:40 AM »
One of them is facing minor league pitching. Get off of Tebow's nuts.

Offline vernon337

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #4: June 06, 2017, 01:39:26 PM »
I'm thinking it's more likely that he is a streak hitter and is currently in a slump.  HIs timing is definitely off.  Every time I see him foul off a ball that's in his wheelhouse, I think of what Dusty said about him last year -- and how he wasn't missing those earlier this season.

Offline Optics

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #5: June 06, 2017, 02:02:08 PM »
Its amazing to me that people still don't understand the ebbs and flows of a 162 game season.

If a guy hits .300, that doesn't mean he goes 1 for 3 everyday...

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #6: June 06, 2017, 03:07:21 PM »
Its amazing to me that people still don't understand the ebbs and flows of a 162 game season.

If a guy hits .300, that doesn't mean he goes 1 for 3 everyday...
We're all football fans. We treat everything like we would treat a football game/season.

Offline Ray D

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #7: June 06, 2017, 03:19:10 PM »

If a guy hits .300, that doesn't mean he goes 1 for 3 everyday...

Well no, if he were to go 1 for 3 everyday he'd be hitting .333.

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #8: June 06, 2017, 03:27:43 PM »
:)
Well no, if he were to go 1 for 3 everyday he'd be hitting .333.

Offline Slumpbuster

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #9: June 22, 2017, 09:08:24 AM »
His avg is dropping like a rock. Despite the recent hitting streak, you can't maintain a .300 avg w/ only 1 hit per game.

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #10: June 22, 2017, 09:23:21 AM »
.268/.361/.451 in June

I just don't think he's able to stay consistent.

Offline Optics

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #11: June 22, 2017, 09:38:41 AM »
We were on a long road trip. Now we got a day off and back at home tomorrow. I predict a hot streak coming starting this weekend.

Offline Ray D

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #12: June 22, 2017, 09:42:35 AM »
We were on a long road trip.

I think too many people make excuses for Harper's inconsistency.  Remember, we're talking about the guy who many people thing might get the biggest contract in history.   I have serious reservations about us paying him the kind of money people are talking about.

Offline spidernat

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #13: June 22, 2017, 11:09:31 AM »
I think too many people make excuses for Harper's inconsistency.  Remember, we're talking about the guy who many people thing might get the biggest contract in history.   I have serious reservations about us paying him the kind of money people are talking about.


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Offline hotshot

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #14: June 22, 2017, 02:09:14 PM »
That 2016 "slump" lasted for months! Excellent player, yes. Superstar, still questionable. Is he Mark Teixiera (Pinstripes part of his career)?

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #15: June 22, 2017, 02:16:30 PM »
Superstar, still questionable.
Superstar isn't really in question. The way the media treats him, the endorsements he gets, the way he's booooed across the country, the way he is the leading vote getter in the All-Star Game (I think...) and his flare for the dramatic makes him a superstar. The question is whether or not he'll be a hall-of-famer. That's still to be determined. He's a super star. That encompass a lot more than what happens on the field and he checks all the boxes.

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #16: June 22, 2017, 02:19:28 PM »
But that hair. You can never replace that.

Offline Ray D

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #17: June 22, 2017, 02:20:10 PM »
Depends on how you define "superstar".  To me, it's based on performance.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #18: June 22, 2017, 02:26:19 PM »
Depends on how you define "superstar".  To me, it's based on performance.
I think that's a pretty narrow definition. You can be a superstar without any real signifcant performance. (See: The Kardashians)

Offline Ray D

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #19: June 22, 2017, 02:45:47 PM »
(See: The Kardashians)

So "superstar" included buffoons and clowns?

Offline UMDNats

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #20: June 22, 2017, 02:45:57 PM »
Bryce Harper is a 24-year-old with 139 career homers, a career 140 OPS+, an MVP award, and is currently OPS'ing over 1. Not to mention he's one of the most recognizable faces and names in American sports.

"Not a superstar."

:lmao:

We don't freaking deserve him.

Offline Slumpbuster

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #21: June 22, 2017, 04:28:43 PM »
He's the fourth best player on the team ( non pitchers )......I thought he has surpassed Zman but apparently not!

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #22: June 22, 2017, 09:18:52 PM »
So "superstar" included buffoons and clowns?
Way too often, yes.

Offline Mathguy

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #23: June 23, 2017, 03:23:48 AM »
Can't agree with this - who's better ?

He's the fourth best player on the team ( non pitchers )......I thought he has surpassed Zman but apparently not!

Offline NJ Ave

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Re: Harper, 2016 Repeat?
« Reply #24: June 23, 2017, 07:44:39 AM »
MAT since April 29th when he took over full time: .281/.316/.511

Bryce Harper since April 29th: .261/.358/.497

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