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Harper faces Strasburg for first time

For the first time since they became teammates five years ago, Bryce Harper faced Stephen Strasburg in live batting practice Wednesday. And we've got the video!
CSN Washington Mar 3, 2015

Eventful BP for Harper, update on Werth in Tuesday's workout

Updates on Jayson Werth and Nate McLouth's shoulders, plus the plan for Tony Gwynn Jr. and an eventful round of batting practice by Bryce Harper.

News and notes from Tuesday’s workout

VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals’ final two workouts of the spring before the Grapefruit League gets underway Thursday are fairly light affairs. Pitchers aren’t throwing off mounds. There are some defensive fundamental drills early on, then casual rounds of batting practice that keep everybody loose. And nobody was looser Tuesday during BP than Bryce Harper
CSN Washington Mar 3, 2015

Bryce Harper does a pretty epic videobomb on Anthony Rendon

While Anthony Rendon was sitting down with CSN's Mark Zuckerman, Bryce Harper came by and had some fun with the camera.
Washington Post Mar 2, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Bryce Harper jersey makes ‘House of Cards’ cameo

For at least the third time, “House of Cards” has made reference to the Nationals, this time late in Season 3 when Seth Grayson shows up wearing a Bryce Harper road gray jersey.“How was the game?” he’s asked.Read full article >>

Harper: “I want to be here for 20 years”

VIERA, Fla. — Baseball is a business, and Bryce Harper knows that. Few rosters can be held together forever, and he knows the Nationals as currently constructed may not get the chance to play as one club beyond this season. A true student of the game, though, Harper also knows a handful of franchises have…
Boston Herald Mar 1, 2015
The Dewey system

The Dewey system

At the age of 22, Bryce Harper begins his fourth big league season next month. Considering injuries have sent his playing time and production downward the last couple of years, prognosticators have had to back off claims he is the next Mickey Mantle.Based on a complicated series of projections, the Washington Post recently estimated that the closest comparison of where Harper will be after his first 10 seasons is Dwight “Dewey” Evans, the ex-Red Sox outfielder.
CSN Washington Feb 28, 2015

Harper wants to be a one team player

It's rare when one player can stay with one franchise for his entire career, but that sounds fine to Bryce Harper.
Washington Post Feb 28, 2015

Heavy expectations, light hearts

VIERA, Fla. — Everyone deals with pressure differently. And this year, the Washington Nationals, already pegged as the World Series favorites, face plenty of it. Some players love the sky-high expectations. “Embrace it,” utility man Kevin Frandsen said. Added outfielder Bryce Harper: “I’m going to bring back a title to D.C. no matter what.” Others are more subdued. “You can’t control what people are going to say about you good or bad,” starter Stephen Strasburg said. Added rotation mate Gio Gonzalez: “The best way is to stop listening to it.”Read full article >>
Washington Post Feb 28, 2015

Nats Journal: Is the Nationals’ lineup too right-handed?

One of the biggest effects of allowing Adam LaRoche to leave via free agency and giving first base to Ryan Zimmerman is the impact on the lineup. The Nationals ranked 10th in the majors last season in OPS (.709) against right-handed pitching and seventh with a .738 OPS against left-handed pitching. But now, Denard Span and Bryce Harper will be the lone left-handers in the everyday lineup, with Harper as the lone southpaw power threat.Read full article >>

VIDEO: A breakout year for Harper?

Bryce Harper is entering his fourth season in the major leagues and at 22 has already accomplished much for his age. But with the flashes of brilliance he has shown so far in his career, it seems only a matter of time before he puts it all together. In this report from Viera, Mark looks at…
Washington Post Feb 26, 2015

Boswell: Nationals have pitching, need hitting

On Wednesday at the Nationals’ spring training complex, Bryce Harper was asked his reaction when he learned his team had signed Max Scherzer.“I was like, ‘Where’s my ring?’” said Harper.In part, he was kidding, innocently, just being bravado Bryce. But you want to ask him, “Where’s your brain?” Harper is buying into the hyperbole that engulfs the Nationals in recent springs. That’s worrisome because it’s only partly justified. After a week in camp, I know this is a very good team, but one with weaknesses, obvious October vulnerabilities and tough questions to answer,...
CSN Washington Feb 26, 2015

Why Harper's confidence is a good sign for Nats

Bryce Harper's brash words Wednesday may have rubbed some people the wrong way, but they were a great sign for the young outfielder and the Nationals.

Harper’s confidence a good sign for Nats

VIERA, Fla. — The clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium this morning was alive for the first time this spring, with pitchers, catchers and position players all together at last, chatting and laughing in advance of the Nationals’ first full-team meeting and workout. One of the TVs happened to show footage of Bryce Harper’s epic media…
Washington Post Feb 26, 2015

Nats Journal: Bryce Harper says he will ‘play smarter’ in 2015

Bryce Harper said many noteworthy things in his energetic interview Wednesday afternoon. Some might say a few of those things — like his reaction to signing Max Scherzer (“Where’s my ring?) or his promise to bring a World Series title to D.C. (“…and hoist that trophy over the monuments.”) — are things only a young, inexperienced, perhaps overconfident player would say. Words from the wise rarely bolster expectations, but rather downplay them.Read full article >>

Bryce Harper Photos

Nationals Player News

  • 2

    Jayson Werth

    Werth takes swings off tee for first time since surgery

  • 2

    Ian Desmond

    Time for Nats to pick up the pace

  • 1

    Bryce Harper

    Harper faces Strasburg for first time

  • 1

    Stephen Strasburg

    VIDEO: Stephen Strasburg 1-on-1

  • Max Scherzer

    Nats Journal: Max Scherzer will start Thursday’s spring training opener

  • Ryan Zimmerman

    Desmond, Rendon like what they see from Zimmerman at 1B

  • Jordan Zimmermann

    Nats Journal: Doug Fister, Jordan Zimmermann throw live BP, and other notes

  • Danny Espinosa

    Danny Espinosa on hitting right-handed during spring training

  • Doug Fister

    Injury updates, Matt Williams’s thoughts, and other observations from Day 2 in Viera

  • Drew Storen

    Drew Storen on entering season as Nationals closer role