Nationals Baseball: Anyone hear anything about Bryce Harper?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Anyone hear anything about Bryce Harper?

Just wondering.

Is it a good thing or a bad thing that the biggest story for the Nationals is someone who likely won't see the majors until 2012 stopping in during meaningless Spring Training to take even more meaningless batting practice?

He sure looks like a major leaguer! Confidence! What's going on with his eye black!? Swagger! Did he just put his hat on backward... like GRIFFEY?! Youth!

Good or bad for the 2011 Nats, Bryce Harper is the story for the team this year, just like Strasburg, whether he was going to make the majors or not, was the story last year. It's not like all those other scintillating stories about who's going to be the back-up infielder and which failed young starter will be the long reliever have gone away. There still here. When Bryce, like Strasburg, is eventually dropped out of major league Spring Training all those boring stories that bubbled up between his interview sessions will flood back and they'll be the only thing to talk about for 3 weeks.

Even if it's a bad sign for the team this year, I guess it's good then, in general, that we have meaningless Bryce stories to pass the time. It's something different for the fans and something different for the guys that have to try to make team stretching exercises interesting for a month and a half. I just wish they'd tone it down just a... Wait, did he say he loved the YANKEES!? Swoon! More Bryce talk!


Sec 204 Row H Seat 7 said...

His teammates have told him to lose the eyeblack and he has complied.

There are other good stories--Storen going high and tight on Werth in BP in memory of the last time they faced each other is one.

Anonymous said...

The Nats are young and have some talent, but they are years away from contention:

Harper said...

Sec 204 - That's probably the bestangle to take early on ST. Look for the lighthearted fluff, the fun stories. Don't try to make this about real baseball when it's not.

Anon- true. if EVERYTHING works out they could be contending in 2012, but I mean EVERYTHING. Most likely 2013 or 2014 will be the next goal year but they better be better in the next two or else they chance losing Ryan Zimmerman and possibly starting the whole thing over again.

Bryan said...

If they lose Zimm, sigh, I just don't know. That might be the straw... especially if Harper doesn't work out and Stras leaves for the Yanks.