Yo, when did Bryce Harper become good-looking?
Stop the presses. Big market baseball team may be interested in top 3 player in the game when he becomes a free agent after next season. Here’s John Perrotto reporting for FanRag Sports. I don’t know what FanRag Sports is, but Jon Heyman writes for them now and this guy is a member of the Baseball Writers’ Association, so sure, hit me with that content!
However, a Phillies source says his team would have interest in trying to lure Harper to Philadelphia if he reaches free agency. Harper readily admits how much he loves to hit at Citizens Bank Park, where he has batted .296/.361/.627 with 12 home runs in 158 career plate appearances.
Part of the Phillies’ pitch to Harper would be that he could finish his career with historic home run numbers if he played half his games at CBP. The 23-year-old Harper had 134 career home runs in six seasons.
“Could you imagine what he could do in that ballpark playing 81 games a year in that bandbox?” a scout from a National League team said.
The Phillies believe Harper could be the centerpiece of a potentially explosive offense that would include catcher Jorge Alfaro, first baseman Tommy Joseph, second baseman Cesar Hernandez, third baseman Maikel Franco, shortstop J.P. Crawford, left fielder Aaron Altherr and center fielder Odubel Herrera.
“We have a lot of good young players but we don’t have that one guy who has taken off and become one of the better players in the league,” the Phillies source said. “Adding a true impact hitter would make all the difference in the world.”
- Yes, I’ll take him.
- Potentially explosive offense that would include catcher Jorge Alfaro, first baseman Tommy Joseph, second baseman Cesar Hernandez, third baseman Maikel Franco, shortstop J.P. Crawford, left fielder Aaron Altherr and center fielder Odubel Herrera. 😑
- Adding a true impact hitter… and two top-of-the-rotation guys, an entire bullpen, a first baseman, shortstop, catcher, and at least two other outfielders… would make all the difference in the world.
- Is Harper a Philly guy?