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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

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    In 2003, a 20 yo Miguel Cabrera was "rushed" to the Marlins, who only went on to be World Champs that year.
    He turned out Ok. (As a player, that is).
    Miggy is who I see when I look at Harper. Only in CF with plus defensive chops. (Possibly.)

    I'd have LOVED to have seen that behind the plate, but que sera.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

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    I think that they're of the mindset, we don't care when he's a free agent, we're locking him up no matter the cost anyways. He's never leaving town. If they have that mindset they don't care when his clock starts. That's at least what I think they're thinking.
    And, if that's the case, they made the right call.

    (Personally, I feel there's no way he doesn't become a Dodger, Red Sox, or Yankee player by age 26. All three of those teams would shell out massive amounts of cash for a player of that caliber. Historically, that's how it's done.)
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

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    My new favorite non-Red. Hustle, hustle.

    Also, this throw: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=21004035
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

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    And, if that's the case, they made the right call.

    (Personally, I feel there's no way he doesn't become a Dodger, Red Sox, or Yankee player by age 26. All three of those teams would shell out massive amounts of cash for a player of that caliber. Historically, that's how it's done.)
    One way it could be avoided I think would be if the Nationals are willing to offer a 10 year, $225 million deal when Harper is 22 or 23, years before he hits free agency. Thats how Washington can keep him from ever hitting the FA market. Shift the risk from the player to the organization. Otherwise you're right, the huge markets will prey on him.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    I'm guessing he goes all A-Rod, focusing on getting a record breaking, precident setting contract, and doesn't care who gives it to him.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990 View Post
    One way it could be avoided I think would be if the Nationals are willing to offer a 10 year, $225 million deal when Harper is 22 or 23, years before he hits free agency. Thats how Washington can keep him from ever hitting the FA market. Shift the risk from the player to the organization. Otherwise you're right, the huge markets will prey on him.
    I think Washington is a pretty huge market isn't it? Can someone tell me if I am right or wrong here?

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    There is a difference in being cocky and being a jerk too.
    The 2 can definitely go hand in hand.

    From everything I've seen, and it's somewhat limited, Harper does seem a bit arrogant and immature. I think we typically expect more out of baseball players because the culture is different. It seems like Harper could use some humbling.

    Homer Bailey was once immature as well (albeit for different reasons) and he's come around rather nicely, so I think there's time for Harper to mature.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Harper just needs to make sure no lefty specialists sit on him at home plate.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I think Washington is a pretty huge market isn't it? Can someone tell me if I am right or wrong here?
    You're right. Top-10 media market. It's no New York, LA or Chicago, but it's plenty big.

    From a baseball standpoint, you do have the Orioles right up the road and a lot of DC fans grew up rooting for the O's. So, that does reduce the volume of their fan base. However, yes, still a very big market.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Jayson Stark twitter:

    Attendance for Bryce Harper's home debut: 22,675. Attendance for Stephen Strasburg's home debut on 6/8/10: 40,315
    There are a number of factors involved in a game's attendance other than just the players involved, but the Nats have to be pretty disappointed in the attendance for Harper's debut.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

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    There are a number of factors involved in a game's attendance other than just the players involved, but the Nats have to be pretty disappointed in the attendance for Harper's debut.
    Dodger's sold out his debut in LA. So there definitely is some interest in this guy.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    I seem to recall the Nationals building up Strasburg's debut for a couple of weeks, yes? Harper got called up somewhat abruptly and the Nationals didn't have time to market his arrival.

    I don't think it's possible to truly compare the two for that reason as much as any.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

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    I seem to recall the Nationals building up Strasburg's debut for a couple of weeks, yes? Harper got called up somewhat abruptly and the Nationals didn't have time to market his arrival.

    I don't think it's possible to truly compare the two for that reason as much as any.
    Yes there was a big buildup for Strasburgs debut. Not two weeks but a few days. It surprised me the way they brought up Harper. I thought they would wait until they were home. Its a little more special if its his MLB debut as opposed to his home debut.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Cole Hamels made his MLB debut in Cincinnati. HE dominated us for 5 innings. I almost wish they would have started him at home than here..... but I did pick up about 5 extra ticket stubs from the game from other fans and sold them for $15-20 a pop on ebay that week....


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