If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve heard about Bryce Harper’s controversial comments. The free agent out of Philadelphia wanted a long-term deal, but the Nationals offered him a 10-year, $300 million deal. Harper declined, and admitted that he felt “hurt” by the move. However, the fact remains that Harper tallied 114 RBIs last year and helped his team finish 81-81 and miss the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Washington Nationals won the World Series. That’s a very good sign.
While Harper has yet to officially sign with the Phillies, he has been active on social media. In addition to unfollowing teammate Tom Wilson, Harper commented on Rhys Hoskins’ Instagram post. In the caption, Harper wrote: “suhhhhkiiiiiiiiiiiin,” with the emoji “rock on.” Bryce Harper is expected to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Despite enduring numerous injuries this season, Harper is a better ballplayer now than he ever was. He is also a new father and husband, and has planted his roots in the city where he grew up. In addition to his incredible ability to hit, Harper’s defensive ability has made him a beloved part of the Philadelphia community. His pitching has helped the team stay competitive, even in hostile environments. The Phillies are three games out of first place, but Harper is doing his part to keep his team in contention.
Harper’s recent injury caused speculation about his ability to return to the field this season. Harper’s left thumb, which was injured by a pitch from Blake Snell, is now in a cast. As a result, Harper has been unable to hit for power while in the cast. The Phillies, meanwhile, are turning him into a designated hitter in the meantime. Bryce Harper’s absence is a setback for his team. Kyle Schwarber has taken up the slack and is hitting home runs like nobody’s business.