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The Nationals haven’t ruled out giving Bryce Harper the starting right field job next spring

Dec 5, 2011, 5:12 PM EDT

The phrase “… haven’t ruled out” is one you really gotta take with a grain of salt. I mean, I haven’t ruled out a lot of ridiculous things, mostly because I haven’t considered them in the first place.  That said, this is still interesting to me:


Likelihood: outrageously low. Harper only hit .256/.329/.395 in his first look at double-A last year. Which is awesome for someone his age, but c’mon, that doesn’t look like a guy who is going to be able to step into a major league lineup at age 19.

Still: the very fact that this report is out there suggests how well the Nats understand that Harper’s appeal to fans and thus his usefulness as a marquee draw. I’ll bet he stays in the big league camp much longer than your usual minor league kid next spring.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Dec 5, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    I haven’t ruled out the Senior PGA Tour yet. I also can’t break par, but still, haven’t ruled it out yet. Too early to rule it out.

  2. trevorb06 - Dec 5, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    I haven’t ruled out Mila Kunis, just sayin’.

    • paperlions - Dec 5, 2011 at 5:37 PM

      I have….it still hurts 😦

    • cur68 - Dec 5, 2011 at 6:07 PM

      Minka. Never rule out Minka or Alba….

  3. natstowngreg - Dec 5, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    A non-story. Why should the Nats rule him off the 25-man roster in December?

  4. mgflolox - Dec 5, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Harper might wind up playing RF for the Nats this year, but I’d make him earn it first.

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