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 Post subject: The lebron of Baseball? Bryce Harper.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:26 pm 
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Wow this guy sounds like a once in a lifetime prospect. See when 2011 season comes the pirates should try to lose to get the first pick and the savior of the organization could be this kid. Of course this rebuilding plans could come into effect then and i rather pick last in that draft then first.'

But wait we only would have to wait for 2010 draft for this kid.

What the Harpers are considering, however, is having Bryce earn a GED credential this summer and enroll in a junior college this fall, which would expose him to more challenging baseball competition as well as make him eligible for next June's draft, in which he would likely be the first pick in the country. Under that scenario, assuming the Nationals keep losing games at something close to their current rate (they have the worst record in baseball, and it isn't even close), Washington could wind up with Strasburg and Harper in the next 12 months—the baseball equivalent of the Cavaliers getting James and Dwight Howard in consecutive NBA drafts. Of course, in both cases the Nationals would have to negotiate with Boras, who represents Strasburg too. A combined outlay in the neighborhood of $100 million is entirely possible. Boras, according to league sources, will use the six-year, $52 million deal he negotiated with the Red Sox for Daisuke Matsuzaka in December 2006 as the benchmark for a Strasburg deal.

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 Post subject: Re: The lebron of Baseball? Bryce Harper.
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Ryann wrote:
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Wow this guy sounds like a once in a lifetime prospect. See when 2011 season comes the pirates should try to lose to get the first pick and the savior of the organization could be this kid. Of course this rebuilding plans could come into effect then and i rather pick last in that draft then first.'

But wait we only would have to wait for 2010 draft for this kid.

What the Harpers are considering, however, is having Bryce earn a GED credential this summer and enroll in a junior college this fall, which would expose him to more challenging baseball competition as well as make him eligible for next June's draft, in which he would likely be the first pick in the country. Under that scenario, assuming the Nationals keep losing games at something close to their current rate (they have the worst record in baseball, and it isn't even close), Washington could wind up with Strasburg and Harper in the next 12 months—the baseball equivalent of the Cavaliers getting James and Dwight Howard in consecutive NBA drafts. Of course, in both cases the Nationals would have to negotiate with Boras, who represents Strasburg too. A combined outlay in the neighborhood of $100 million is entirely possible. Boras, according to league sources, will use the six-year, $52 million deal he negotiated with the Red Sox for Daisuke Matsuzaka in December 2006 as the benchmark for a Strasburg deal.

Even Littlefield would draft this guy.

He'd make him into a pitcher, though.

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 Post subject: Re: The lebron of Baseball? Bryce Harper.
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sisyphus wrote:
Even Littlefield would draft this guy.

He'd make him into a pitcher, though.


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 Post subject: Re: The lebron of Baseball? Bryce Harper.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:59 pm 
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Yeah he would end up being a relief pitcher. Or a "quality setup man".

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