Washington Nationals mega star Bryce Harper and his 2019 free agency will undoubtedly not include resigning with his current team. If you ask an “anonymous source,” that is.
Those talents are unrecognized, however, by an anonymous NL executive.
In fact, the anonymous person kicks things up a notch, calling Bryce Harper out for being a “loser” and labels him as an “overrated” — clap clap clap clap clap — player.
No, seriously, they do. In a recent interview with Robert Murray of FRS Baseball, an anonymous National League executive tells us all how such person genuinely feels about Bryce Harper and his worth to the organization.
"“He’s simply overrated. The good ain’t worth the bad. He’s a losing player, Cares about himself more than the team. If I was in charge and had money, my team would not pursue him. We would use that money to sign 2-3 winning players.”"
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Shots, fired. Boom roasted. The executive is surely not talking about his talent and production. All Harper has done in his career is mash and put up Hall of Fame-worthy numbers.
Wisley, the team’s General Manager comes to the defense of Bryce Harper, trying to put out the fire.
The Washington Nationals overall winning tally with Harper in the lineup is stellar, 473-357 — a .570 winning percentage. Only the Los Angeles Dodgers have a better overall winning record since his MLB debut.
Surely, the Washington Nationals are no dummies and realize that Harper is an incredible player — on the field. Undoubtedly, this person (whoever they are) is saying that Bryce Harper doesn’t bring a winning attitude to the clubhouse.
It seems that the source is claiming that Harper is a Prima Dona and he’s a cancer; behind the scenes. I’m not trying to put word’s in this person’s mouth (whoever you are), but it’s the only explanation that makes viable sense. From what I’ve seen, he appears to be none of those things; so how in the world is he a “loser” and an “overrated” baseball player?
The executive may be taking it a step further and is blaming Harper for not bringing home a World Series title and the Commissioner’s title to DC. I can’t think of any other reasons for those crazy claims.
Meanwhile this “anonymous executive”will have some explaining to do, once he or she is revealed. Bryce Harper is a once in a lifetime talent and those claims are ridiculous, if you couldn’t judge by our sarcasm throughout the entire piece.