Bryce Harper RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Bryce Harper got married to his longtime girlfriend over the weekend

    CBS Sports "The time has come to go spelunking through the personal lives of athletes with substantial powers of search engine optimization. Come with us, won't you? As it happens, Nationals outfielder, 2015 NL MVP, and young American thunderclap Bryce Harper over the weekend married longtime girlfriend..." December 19

  • How much is Bryce Harper really worth?

    Fox Sports "Don't sell me short. That's what Bryce Harper told a Washington D.C. sports-talk radio show in February when a host floated the idea that the Nationals' outfielder could be baseball's first $400 million player. The comment, whether it was tongue-and-cheek or not, received backlash — who does..." December 15

  • Nationals, taken aback by Bryce Harper's contract demands, set to move on after '18

    USA Today "The Washington Nationals, balking at Bryce Harper’s demands in early talks about a long-term contract extension, now are preparing themselves to be without their All-Star outfielder after 2018, a high-ranking Nationals executive told USA TODAY Sports. The executive spoke to USA TODAY Sports on..." December 06

  • Report: Trout, Harper not on preliminary U.S. WBC roster

    New York Post "A preliminary 50-player list had to be submitted early in October for the United States team for the World Baseball Classic and neither the Angels’ Mike Trout nor the Nationals’ Bryce Harper is included because neither would commit to the process. The United States GM Joe Torre said it is not a..." November 01

  • Boras On Health Of Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper

    MLB Trade Rumors "Righty Stephen Strasburg and outfielder Bryce Harper — arguably the Nationals’ two most important players — are both on track to participate in a full and normal Spring Training in 2017, agent Scott Boras tells Jon Morosi of MLB Network (Twitter links). That appears to be positive news for the..." October 21

  • All eyes on Bryce Harper in Game 5 of NLDS

    ESPN "Remember Bryce Harper? You know, the guy who set the world on fire last year when he became the youngest unanimous MVP in MLB history? A year later, as impossible as it seems, that guy has almost become an afterthought. Even within his own clubhouse, Harper seems to have gotten a little lost in..." October 13

  • Harper leaves game with apparent hand injury

    CBS Sports "Harper left Sunday's gamein the third inning with a hand injury, Dan Kolko of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network reports." September 25

  • Bryce Harper told the Nationals he is not hurt, and they seem to believe him

    Washington Post "Bryce Harper went 1 for 4 with a walk in Wednesday night’s win over the Miami Marlins, a typical night for him in the 2016 season in which he is hitting .240 and keeping pace with Paul Goldschmidt for the National League lead in walks. He slid headfirst into second base twice, both times without a..." September 22

  • Nationals dismiss report about Bryce Harper shoulder injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Two prominent members of the Washington Nationals on Tuesday dismissed a report discussing the extent of Bryce Harper’s shoulder injury. SI’s Tom Verducci wrote a column Tuesday about the Nats’ playoff hopes, which he said were dampened by Harper’s shoulder concerns. Verducci reported a source..." September 21

  • Goose Gossage -- I Still Kinda Hate Bryce Harper ... But No Lie, Kid Can Play

    TMZ "Goose Gossage still really, really, really doesn't like Bryce Harper and thinks he's a "punk" ... but good news, Bryce ... Gossage doesn't hate you as much as he did back in March! If you remember ... Goosage threw all kinds of shade on Harper a few months back ... calling him a "fool" and..." September 17

  • Is Manny Machado becoming a better investment than Bryce Harper?

    ESPN "With Bryce Harper and Manny Machado scheduled to hit free agency in two years, the 2018 offseason could go down in history as the winter that broke baseball's bank. The question is, which one of them will be the most prized catch? Earlier this season, the answer seemed simple. Coming off his..." August 25

  • 3 reasons why Bryce Harper will be MLB's next $300M man

    The Score "Two winters ago, when Giancarlo Stanton sat down and signed the biggest contract in baseball history, there was little doubt the booming Major League Baseball economy would soon produce a deal that rivaled his 13-year, $325-million extension with the Miami Marlins. No such deal is imminent -..." August 18

  • Dusty Baker expects Bryce Harper to break out of rut

    Today's Knuckleball "Dusty Baker finds it hard to believe, too. His reigning National League Most Valuable Player checked into Coors Field on Monday night for game No. 117 on the Nats schedule with a .234 batting average. Nobody cares much about BA anymore, you say? OK, here’s a slash line comp entering Monday..." August 16

  • Harper's MRI on ailing neck came back clean

    Washington Post "For the fifth straight game, Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals lineup. It has been a week since the right fielder has played, but the Nationals do not seem to think it will be a week before he can do so again. The team chose not to place him on the disabled list before the game — an indication..." August 14

  • Bryce Harper's struggles may be due to right shoulder injury

    SI "What’s wrong with Bryce Harper? One of the more frequently asked and vexing questions of this season may have its answer in a previously undisclosed injury. The Washington Nationals rightfielder and 2015 National League MVP has been playing through a right shoulder injury for the past two months,..." August 12

  • Bryce Harper's Historic MVP Season Suddenly Looking Like an Anomaly

    Bleacher Report "In Saturday's 7-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper struck out three times and exited after the sixth inning with a stiff neck, per Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post. If that isn't a metaphor for Harper's 2016 season, nothing is. The..." August 08

  • Bryce Harper leaves Saturday’s game after six innings with a stiff neck

    Washington Post "Bryce Harper left Saturday night’s game against the Giants after six innings and three at-bats with what he and Manager Dusty Baker called a “stiff neck,” an issue that has been bothering the Nationals right fielder for a few days now. “Anybody who has ever had a stiff neck, I mean, you know..." August 07

  • Bryce Harper Wants To Play In Olympics

    The Big Lead "Bryce Harper wants in on the Olympics in 2020. Now that baseball will be a sport again, the 23-year-old reigning National League MVP has expressed his desire to represent the United States at those games in Tokyo." August 05

  • Bryce Harper would love to close an inning in the World Series

    Larry Brown Sports "If Bryce Harper one day hits a walk-off home run that clinches a World Series title for the Washington Nationals, no one will be surprised. If he closes out Game 7 of the World Series by striking out the final batter, that will come as quite the shock. But a kid can dream, right? Harper was..." August 03