Tag: Philadelphia Phillies

How an Owner With Deep Roots Lured Bryce Harper to Lay Down His Own

CLEARWATER, Fla. — John Middleton knew the opportunity when he saw it. He was 9 years old in September 1964, sitting with his father in the upper deck above third base at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. The Phillies were coasting to the World Series, it seemed, leading the National League by six and a […]

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Bryce Harper explains why he signed with the Phillies over the Giants

Having an opt-out has almost become standard procedure for recent mega free-agent contracts. Just ask Clayton Kershaw, Jason Heyward, Manny Machado, J.D. Martinez and David Price. That’s even before considering the bizarre “swellopt” that Scott Boras has used for Jake Arrieta, Zack Britton and Yusei Kikuchi. But for new Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper, an opt-out was never under consideration. As he outlined in an interview with The […]

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No Mike Trout envy for Bryce Harper: ‘I got more money than I’ll know what to do with’

No Mike Trout envy for Bryce Harper: ‘I got more money than I’ll know what to do with’ originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com CLEARWATER, Fla. – Bryce Harper’s reign as king of baseball salaries lasted less than three weeks. And he’s OK with that. “I got more money than I’ll know what to do with,” Harper said […]

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Gabe Kapler shares heartbreaking news, touching message about Phillies fan Matt Vecere

Gabe Kapler shares heartbreaking news, touching message about Phillies fan Matt Vecere originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com The nationwide exultation, the deep relief, the great expectations – Bryce Harper’s signing with the Phillies was bigger than sports. Perhaps no story better captures that fact than the devastating one shared by manager Gabe Kapler on Twitter Friday […]

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Bryce Harper Has Officially Replaced Chase Utley As Mac’s Favorite Phillie On ‘It’s Always Sunny’

Getty Image The gang from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia has a very special relationship with the Philadelphia Phillies. They’re careful, for example, not to say the proper name of the team’s mascot for fear of copyright infringement. That plot point was one of many in one of the show’s best episodes, which revolves around […]

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Jake Arrieta knows what Dallas Keuchel is going through: ‘It’s gonna be hard for him’

Jake Arrieta knows what Dallas Keuchel is going through: ‘It’s gonna be hard for him’ originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com CLEARWATER, Fla. – Jake Arrieta last offseason went through what Dallas Keuchel has gone through this offseason. It’s March 9 and Arrieta hasn’t even been a Phillie for a full year. He signed last year on […]

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Bryce Harper takes his walks, faces unique shift, jokes about Gabe Kapler in Phillies spring training debut

Bryce Harper takes his walks, faces unique shift, jokes about Gabe Kapler in Phillies spring training debut originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com CLEARWATER, Fla. – Bryce Harper’s first game as a Phillie provided a glimpse into how potent the heart of this batting order can be.  Using the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song as his […]

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WATCH: Bryce Harper’s Phillies Walk-up Song Is ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’

Getty Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper If there was ever a perfect way to make your presence felt after signing a $330 million contract with a new team, Bryce Harper just found it. During the Philadelphia Phillies’ spring training game on Saturday, the recently-signed free agent stepped up to bat and did so in perfect […]

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Bryce Harper, Rhys Hoskins immediately show how dangerous middle of Phillies’ order can be in Harper’s debut

Bryce Harper, Rhys Hoskins immediately show how dangerous middle of Phillies‘ order can be in Harper’s debut originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com CLEARWATER, Fla. – The atmosphere was festive and the crowd was one of the biggest in Spectrum Field history as Bryce Harper stepped to the dish for his first spring training plate appearance as […]

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Bryce Harper Will Wear No. 3 Out Of Respect For Roy Halladay, And Allen Iverson Is Ecstatic

Getty Image The Philadelphia Phillies picked up the most expensive free agent in baseball history when Bryce Harper decided to move within the National League East earlier this week. Harper, formerly of the Washington Nationals, agreed to an astounding 13-year deal with the Phillies worth $330 million, topping the former record deal signed by Giancarlo […]

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Phillies Manager Gabe Kapler Defends Bryce Harper: “Welcome to the Family!”

Getty TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 26: Managert Gabe Kapler #22 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on prior to the Grapefruit League spring training game against the New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field on February 26, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Bryce Harper had a minor slip of the tongue at his […]

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