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Harper hitting .213 in his free agent walk year


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His slump might be costing him $2m a day.

Remember he was going to get $400 million?

And he is doing it to himself with no discipline.

He has 52 walks but based on the fact that nobody throws a him a strike, that number should literally be 100 or more.

As long as he keeps swinging at balls out if the zone, his OB% suffers, his BA suffers, and his SLG suffers.

Why would you throw him a strike?

Had he patiently taken his 160 walks this year and hit .275/.400/.590 with 40 homers he could market himself as the guy worthy of that next monster contract.  Instead he flails at pitches out of the zone wrecking all his numbers.

I don't think anyone believes he cant hit anymore and won't destroy strikes, but if you have no discipline that is worthless.

Now what is he going to get?

Any predictions? 

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I know my Dodger friends/family members say everything they hear/read is saying the Dodgers definitely want him.  He is a proven enough player to earn a huge contract even if he doesn't turn things around this year.

I just find it odd the Nationals haven't seemed to try hard to keep him.  Is it because he is known for having such an attitude problem?

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Harper is an immense talent and when he's clicking there's no hitter quite like him. That said, I can't but enjoy when he's struggling. Schadenfreude, I guess, for an unlikeable personality, or maybe it is the Trout-Harper link.

My prediction(s)....even if he continues as is and hits something like .220/.350/.500 with 40 HR, he'll get at least 10/$300MM. Everyone knows the talent is there to at least repeat 2017, even do more (2015 was ridiculous). Now maybe Harper will want more than he's offered, then he can take a Qualifying Offer to prove himself. This might not be a bad idea, as he'll be able to piggy-back off of Machado's contract and if he returns to 2017 level, that 10/$300MM becomes 10/$400MM.

So maybe we have:

2018-19 offseason: Machado 10/$350MM, Harper QO

2019-20 offseason: Harper 10/$400MM, Trout extension 12/$550MM.

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15 minutes ago, Angelsjunky said:

Harper is an immense talent and when he's clicking there's no hitter quite like him. That said, I can't but enjoy when he's struggling. Schadenfreude, I guess, for an unlikeable personality, or maybe it is the Trout-Harper link.

My prediction(s)....even if he continues as is and hits something like .220/.350/.500 with 40 HR, he'll get at least 10/$300MM. Everyone knows the talent is there to at least repeat 2017, even do more (2015 was ridiculous). Now maybe Harper will want more than he's offered, then he can take a Qualifying Offer to prove himself. This might not be a bad idea, as he'll be able to piggy-back off of Machado's contract and if he returns to 2017 level, that 10/$300MM becomes 10/$400MM.

So maybe we have:

2018-19 offseason: Machado 10/$350MM, Harper QO

2019-20 offseason: Harper 10/$400MM, Trout extension 12/$550MM.

I would think some team would still give him a "big" contract, but with an opt out after 1/2/3 years.  I don't think he's going to risk having no big contract at all.

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I'd say something like 8 yrs./275-300 million.  Maybe front loaded for the first 2, then an opt out.

yr. 1 & 2, 40 mill

That typed, if he keeps this pace, would he be hard pressed to get 6/200 million?  It would still be 33+ AAV.

If he signed for <8 years he will still be FA at age 32-33, though he may not want to go through the process again, and if he regresses as he ages he might not get another franchise-type contract.

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2 minutes ago, Lou said:

Bryce needs to go back to being a douchebag 

He pissed people in Washington off by wearing a Vegas Golden Knights jersey during the Stanley Cup finals. Someone on a Capitals' board said that he "ought to represent his home town", which was exactly what he was doing.

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