Twitter Poll: Will Bryce Harper sign with Nats?
On Monday afternoon, I asked a question to my Twitter followers: Do you think the Nats will sign OF Bryce Harper? Yes or No? Why? It is unanimous. The fans and bloggers believe a deal will get done between the Harper and the Nats.
@SodaPop6548: I think they will. The way I understand it, he wants to play so bad right now he can’t stand it.
@krypt0nate: He’ll sign because his stock will never be higher and 2011 is supposed to be a deeper draft.
@Jeffrey_Bergin: Absolutely. You don’t leave high school, get a GED and enter the draft at 17 to be J.D. Drew or Aaron Crow
@natcapskin: YES, WITHOUT QUESTION. He will sign for less than $10 million.
@JoeBHokie: Remember, Nats took Aaron Crow at 9 in 2008 and he didn’t sign. As compensation, Nats took Drew Storen at 10 in ’09. Crow to KC at 12 in ’09
@Szul: I think they will. I believe he wants to play and play now.
@JoeBHokie: Yes, as the kid will lose a year of multi-million dollar earning power. No pressure on the Nats for a deal though, considering compensation pick next year.
@Natsnq: Yes. If they don’t, the Nats lose face and Harper is proved a liar because he obviously doesn’t want to play ball that badly.
@NatsEnquirer: Yes: Not doing deal would be very bad outcome for both sides. Bet you $1 it gets done several hours before deadline.
@Thebrowncoat: Of course they will. This is the standard game. Deal gets done at 11:59 p.m. tonight with about a $10 million signing bonus.
@eenyy820: Yes. He’s a Scott Boras client. Boras just wants more time to ask for as much money as possible
@orangepigon: Yes. Both sides would be dumb to not get a deal done.
@JFLANland: Yes. You don’t leave HS early just to go to JuCo. 2011 draft is deeper, no promise he’d be No. 1.
@TheNatsBlog: Yes. I think the real question is how much money.
@md_schmidt: Yes. Nats definitely want him and I don’t think Harper’s career aspirations include more AB’s at the College of Southern Nevada. He signs.
@ndepetris: yes, but not if he is looking for a Stephen Strasburg contract. Strasburg was instant improvement. Harper is good but less vital or immediate help
@tbridge: Yes. Power numbers in wooden bat leagues too good to ignore. He has much to lose if he doesn’t. Deal will get done at 11:59:40.
@HendoDC: Yes. They both want it to happen.
@Sultan_of_Stat: I’d be surprised if he doesn’t sign. He has nothing to prove at CSN and his stock can only go down with another year in college.
@jeffdonald: They’ll get him. Risk of not signing is far greater for Harper than for the Nats.
@CapitolAvenue: Yes because Harper seems to want to play.
@Jake_Titleman39: He wouldn’t have left high school and gone through everything not to sign