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Offline aBaltoNat

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1600: July 15, 2015, 10:28:28 PM »
yeah i share similar luck.

That said, I had a feeling once I'd bang Katy Perry, it never happened

I'm still holding out on that dream. Maybe one day.

Or...I'd give that up for a WVU Mountaineers football or basketball championship.

For a Nats World Series Championship--I'd give up my dream of banging Anna Kendrick.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1601: July 15, 2015, 11:43:22 PM »
I actually almost see it the opposite...like he's so insecure and wants to look as good/better than others have in the past (I bet you anything he was thinking about Stanton's feature and not Prince Fielder's!)

Oh yea I totally think he wanted to look better than anyone ever has and was willing to go to those extreme measures so he would but to me it just goes along with Bryce wanting to be the best, he seems more arrogant than insecure to me but who knows, I generally suck at reading people lol

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1602: July 16, 2015, 12:37:15 AM »
There's a very thin line between the two; sometimes they're one in the same.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1603: July 16, 2015, 12:43:55 AM »
yeah i share similar luck.

That said, I had a feeling once I'd bang Katy Perry, it never happened

I know a guy in her band.  He's obsessed with the Giants, but he's a nice dude, and fun to talk baseball with.  He always watches baseball on his phone on tour.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1604: July 16, 2015, 08:44:23 AM »
Bryce Harper is already the #2 most valuable Nationals hitter of all time.

By FanGraphs WAR

1. Ryan Zimmerman, 33.4
2. Bryce Harper, 15.7
3. Ian Desmond, 14.9
4. Jayson Werth, 12.1
5. Nick Johnson, 10.9
6. Danny Espinosa, 9.6
7. Denard Span, 8.8
8. Anthony Rendon, 8.2
9. Wilson Ramos, 7.2
10. Ryan Church, 6.6
(LaRoche #12, Alfonso Soriano #13, Livan Hernandez ranked #25 among hitters for hitting)

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1605: July 16, 2015, 09:18:40 AM »
Bryce Harper is already the #2 most valuable Nationals hitter of all time.

By FanGraphs WAR

1. Ryan Zimmerman, 33.4
2. Bryce Harper, 15.7
3. Ian Desmond, 14.9
4. Jayson Werth, 12.1
5. Nick Johnson, 10.9
6. Danny Espinosa, 9.6
7. Denard Span, 8.8
8. Anthony Rendon, 8.2
9. Wilson Ramos, 7.2
10. Ryan Church, 6.6
(LaRoche #12, Alfonso Soriano #13, Livan Hernandez ranked #25 among hitters for hitting)

So it's pretty safe to say that by the end of his stint here in 2018, Harper will have the highest WAR of any National. What about Expos?

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1606: July 16, 2015, 09:20:25 AM »
I actually almost see it the opposite...like he's so insecure and wants to look as good/better than others have in the past (I bet you anything he was thinking about Stanton's feature and not Prince Fielder's!)

I think there is some of that.  Stanton is a very handsome guy, and Harper seems to have been absent when they were handing out good looks.  He has a homely face and compensates by having a great body.

I mean it just seems odd that someone who (theoretically) doesn't drink caffeine, alcohol, and whatever else Mormons restrict themselves from to keep "pure" would be okay essentially dehydrating and starving their body like that.
You don't really believe that propaganda about Harper, do you?  Start with sex. Do you believe that there is any possibility that he isn't bagging women? I think there is no possibility whatsoever.  Given that, the other things fall by the wayside.



I'm not a nutritionist, but the body needs variety, and drinking just juice and spitting out water doesn't seem healthy to me. 
There is nothing about competitive body building that is supposed to promote goof health.


The potato thing is just weird!

I'm still scratching my head over that. There are pros and cons of eating raw potatoes, but I tried to do a bit of research and found nothing that supports his theory.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1607: July 16, 2015, 09:27:51 AM »
Yea, Bryce didn't do this for health. He did it because he wanted to look amazing in the magazine. Essentially, by denying the body sugar and water, you're preventing it from converting anything in to fat. This gives your body's muscles enhanced definition and that vein popping look.



Best before and after cut pics I could find. Don't get me wrong, on the pic on the left's he's clearly got muscles. But the pic on the right shows exactly what denying food and water get you. More muscular definition. More veins popping. A more cut figure.

It's ironic, but when a body builder is competing on stage, he/she is at their weakest due to this cut.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1608: July 16, 2015, 09:29:59 AM »
Long as hes hitting I don't really care what he does. He could eat cinnabons all day if he's gonna hit 40+ bombs on a .350 average.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1609: July 16, 2015, 11:02:01 AM »
Bryce Harper is already the #2 most valuable Nationals hitter of all time.

By FanGraphs WAR

1. Ryan Zimmerman, 33.4
2. Bryce Harper, 15.7
3. Ian Desmond, 14.9
4. Jayson Werth, 12.1
5. Nick Johnson, 10.9
6. Danny Espinosa, 9.6
7. Denard Span, 8.8
8. Anthony Rendon, 8.2
9. Wilson Ramos, 7.2
10. Ryan Church, 6.6
(LaRoche #12, Alfonso Soriano #13, Livan Hernandez ranked #25 among hitters for hitting)

why isn't vlad on this list

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1610: July 16, 2015, 11:08:19 AM »

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Best before and after cut pics I could find. Don't get me wrong, on the pic on the left's he's clearly got muscles. But the pic on the right shows exactly what denying food and water get you. More muscular definition. More veins popping. A more cut figure.

It's ironic, but when a body builder is competing on stage, he/she is at their weakest due to this cut.


Good to see he kept his steroid acne.      :couch:

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1611: July 16, 2015, 11:37:29 AM »
So it's pretty safe to say that by the end of his stint here in 2018, Harper will have the highest WAR of any National. What about Expos?
The number to beat for franchise history is 53.8 - Gary Carter. Tim Raines and Andre Dawson are above 40. Ryan Zimmerman's #6 and if he produces this August-September he will pass Vlad. (#4 is Tim Wallach.)

Steve Rogers is the only pitcher worth more than 25 WAR in franchise history. If Strasburg returns to form this year and produces a Cy Young season next year, he has a shot at being #2. Scherzer is a legit threat to be #2 ever, also.

As for Harper, he has 3.5 years to produce 38.2 WAR for the franchise all-time record. That would require nonstop 11-win seasons. But if his 2016, 2017, and 2018 are worth just 6 WAR each, he'd be ranked #4.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1612: July 16, 2015, 12:19:49 PM »
Yea, Bryce didn't do this for health. He did it because he wanted to look amazing in the magazine. Essentially, by denying the body sugar and water, you're preventing it from converting anything in to fat. This gives your body's muscles enhanced definition and that vein popping look.

(Image removed from quote.)

Best before and after cut pics I could find. Don't get me wrong, on the pic on the left's he's clearly got muscles. But the pic on the right shows exactly what denying food and water get you. More muscular definition. More veins popping. A more cut figure.

It's ironic, but when a body builder is competing on stage, he/she is at their weakest due to this cut.

In the example on the right the dude looks a lot smaller in overall size. Even though the camera angles/distance from camera are aprox. the same in both photos. Wow I didn't know that denying the body of water thing. Thanks for the visual example.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1613: July 16, 2015, 08:01:42 PM »
Sports Center reliving the Storen draft pick and how we could have had Bruce and Mike in the same outfield...

...and maybe a ring by now if only...

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1614: July 16, 2015, 08:13:23 PM »
He didn't choke on the big stage in San Fran last year. It's the only one that counts.
Bryce fails us in the All Star Game. Chokes on the big stage. Again.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1615: July 16, 2015, 08:16:14 PM »
:clap:
Good to see he kept his steroid acne.      :couch:

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1616: July 17, 2015, 12:49:15 PM »
Sports Center reliving the Storen draft pick and how we could have had Bruce and Mike in the same outfield...

...and maybe a ring by now if only...

In fairness, like twenty teams passed on Trout. And Storen has been a pretty damn good Closer(at least in the regular season).

Also, wasn't Trout awful last October?

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1617: July 17, 2015, 01:18:28 PM »
In fairness, like twenty teams passed on Trout. And Storen has been a pretty damn good Closer(at least in the regular season).

Also, wasn't Trout awful last October?
.083/.267/.333 slash line in the sweep by KC (1 for 12 with 3 walks)
 

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1618: July 17, 2015, 04:10:31 PM »
Serious question. Trade Harper for Goldschmidt in fantasy? I love Harper but I think Goldy has the better second half.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1619: July 17, 2015, 04:19:55 PM »
Serious question. Trade Harper for Goldschmidt in fantasy? I love Harper but I think Goldy has the better second half.

I would

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1620: July 17, 2015, 08:39:52 PM »
Bryce Harper is already the #2 most valuable Nationals hitter of all time.

By FanGraphs WAR

1. Ryan Zimmerman, 33.4
2. Bryce Harper, 15.7
3. Ian Desmond, 14.9
4. Jayson Werth, 12.1
5. Nick Johnson, 10.9
6. Danny Espinosa, 9.6
7. Denard Span, 8.8
8. Anthony Rendon, 8.2
9. Wilson Ramos, 7.2
10. Ryan Church, 6.6
(LaRoche #12, Alfonso Soriano #13, Livan Hernandez ranked #25 among hitters for hitting)

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1621: July 17, 2015, 08:55:56 PM »
Ryan Church was before my time here. Did people not like him? I always thought he was a solid player.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1622: July 17, 2015, 09:02:47 PM »
Ryan Church was before my time here. Did people not like him? I always thought he was a solid player.

The numbers don't lie. He would be headed to the hall  :worship: if not for that idiot, Frobby.  :clown:

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2015)
« Reply #1623: July 17, 2015, 09:27:41 PM »
Ryan Church was before my time here. Did people not like him? I always thought he was a solid player.

He was beloved by Mrs. Ryan Church - a.k.a  terp...   :stir:

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« Reply #1624: July 17, 2015, 09:31:34 PM »
He was beloved by Mrs. Ryan Church - a.k.a  terp...   :stir:

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