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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.
    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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