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    2012 NL Rookie of the Year?

    With the Reds having a few guys who could be in the running for this do you think Harper wins it because of his name and hype regardless of stats?
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    Re: 2012 NL Rookie of the Year?

    I think Harper will win because of the stats he'll put up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    I think Harper will win because of the stats he'll put up.
    Agreed with this.

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    Edited post. Please delete any posts quoting it. Thanks.
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    Re: 2012 NL Rookie of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    I think Harper will win it because he's an arrogant jerk, and the media loves those guys.
    As he should be. The kid in ninteen years old in the big leagues. Quite frankly, if he was a humble taking it in stride type of kid I would be disappointed in him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    As he should be. The kid in ninteen years old in the big leagues. Quite frankly, if he was a humble taking it in stride type of kid I would be disappointed in him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    I'm hoping Chapman drills him with a 106 mph fastball. I can't stand Harper.
    Why would you hope something like that happens? Because you perceive him as a jerk? If someone thinks I am a jerk, and I am sure there are plenty who do, should Chapman drill me with a 106 MPH fastball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Why would you hope something like that happens? Because you perceive him as a jerk? If someone thinks I am a jerk, and I am sure there are plenty who do, should Chapman drill me with a 106 MPH fastball?
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    Re: 2012 NL Rookie of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Why would you hope something like that happens? Because you perceive him as a jerk? If someone thinks I am a jerk, and I am sure there are plenty who do, should Chapman drill me with a 106 MPH fastball?
    Nah! For you, we were thinking more like the 93 MHP vehicle he was driving.
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    Re: 2012 NL Rookie of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    I'm hoping Chapman drills him with a 106 mph fastball. I can't stand Harper.
    Do we really need these kinds of comments? I mean really?

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    Re: 2012 NL Rookie of the Year?

    Give it time. The game will humble him. It always does.

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    Re: 2012 NL Rookie of the Year?

    Mez probably won't get nearly as many at-bats as Harper so I would imagine Harper would put up better numbers, and Cozart would probably only be ROTY in a year featuring no other notable rookies.

    Harper has to be the early favorite, but should Julio Teheran or Trevor Bauer get called up and dominate, it could be there's for the taking.
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    Re: 2012 NL Rookie of the Year?

    I've yet to see any arrogance out of Harper at the MLB level. I love watching him play.
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    Re: 2012 NL Rookie of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I've yet to see any arrogance out of Harper at the MLB level. I love watching him play.
    Me either. Yes he did some jerk things in the minors but that's in the past and time to forget about it. He's been great in the majors. I like to watch him play. He goes all out all the time. If you can't like that then you can't like much about anything.
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    Re: 2012 NL Rookie of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Me either. Yes he did some jerk things in the minors but that's in the past and time to forget about it. He's been great in the majors. I like to watch him play. He goes all out all the time. If you can't like that then you can't like much about anything.
    Im far from a scout but Harper's swing would really concern me as a Nats fan. It kinda reminds me of Heyward's and I wonder if he will have the same type of path as Heyward. Its almost as if his wrists aren't fully cocked before the pitch is delieverd. I wonder what adjustments he will make once the pitchers begin to find his weakness.


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