Bryce Harper: The Nationals gave 17-year-old Bryce Harper – who left high school two years early to play at a junior college just to make it to the Bigs – a $9.9 million deal one minute before the midnight deadline. Sure, Harper – who wears that juvenile Ultimate Warrior eye black – tore up some high school pitching and then dominated the JUCO ranks … but a $6.25 million signing bonus? “It’s the biggest contract for a hitter, eclipsing the $9.5 million of Mark Teixeira nearly a decade ago, and is second overall to Strasburg’s $15.1 million deal last year. One year after he could legally drive, four before he can legally drink, Harper’s checking account will include a $6.25 million signing bonus (minus Boras’ fees, of course) and plenty more from endorsements,” writes Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. Washington’s giddy over its three young studs … but the guess here is that Harper is a bust. [Post]
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Michigan is an embarrassment, on all fronts.
Big tree fall hard.
It’s been another rough night for Tom Brady.
Photographer was arrested, but claims the bodyguard is buddies with the police, who are ignoring witnesses.
Last time I checked, looking totally swoll wasn’t against the law!