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Bryce Harper and the Nats are making progress

Aug 16, 2010, 2:34 PM EDT

I don’t put a ton of stock in Jim Bowden: newsbreaker, but the guy still knows people with the Nats, so I’ll put some amount of stock in his latest report that the Nationals and Harper are “making progress” on a deal and should have things wrapped up before the midnight deadline. Bowden says it’s around a $10 million package.

I figure it would take more than that, but less than Strasburg’s $15 million, but I’m a bit out of my depth when it comes to amateur signing season so who knows?

The fact that Harper will sign before the midnight deadline, however, seems like a total no-brainer. Kid didn’t leave high school early in order to spend two years in college, that’s for sure.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 16, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    You have to root for the Gnats to sign this guy. He sounds more and more like a five-tool guy: the mouth of Milton Bradley, the sense of entitlement of Jose Canseco, the emotional stability of Carlos Zambrano, the clubhouse presence of Francisco Rodriguez and the representation by Scott Boras.
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    Yes, we have heard of Scott Boras in Macondo, but there’s no market for him.

  2. granadafan - Aug 16, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    Total diva and still in his teens.

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