How cute! Nationals fans vow to fight off the Philly “horde”

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I’m talking about drawing a line in the sand, Dude. Across this line, YOU DO NOT … wait, what?  You mean it’s just these two guys?  Ah, never mind.

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And there’s a part two. It’s much better. They call Philly fans “the lowest form of humanity” and they call Philly itself “a stinking cesspool.”   If I find their address, Philly fans, I’ll let you know:

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(thanks to Wooden U. Lykteneau for the heads up)

The Nationals expect Bryce Harper to test free agency

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Earlier this week at the Winter Meetings, Scott Boras said that he and the Washington Nationals had had preliminary discussions about a contract extension for Bryce Harper. Harper, of course, can become a free agent following the 2018 season and is widely expected to command the largest contract in baseball history.

While that may have given some Nationals fans hope that no other team would get the chance to bid on him, the Nationals are of the view that they have no shot to sign Harper before he at least tests the free agent market. From USA Today’s Bob Nightengale:

A lot of this seems like mutual posturing, doesn’t it? Boras trying to make it appear as though the he and Harper are giving the Nats a fair hearing and the Nats trying to make it appear as though, no matter what they do, Harper is going to hit the market. I tend to believe, personally, that Boras and Harper are hellbent on testing the market, but it’s possible that there is some number that the Nats can offer to head that off, right? Maybe?

Either way: big year ahead for Harper.