Or: Great Moments in Social Media. From Monday:
After that he tweeted something else. Then he quit. Then, yesterday, he was back:
In Baltimore on Tuesday, Lawrie didn’t want to talk about what prompted him to first delete then revive his account. “It doesn’t matter anyway, it’s back up now.”
Best likely explanation: kid is 22. Go look at most 22 year-olds’ Twitter feeds. It’s like death, chaos and immaturity came together in a vortex of unreadable horror. I suppose Lawrie is allowed to have a 24 hour Twitter tantrum.
The White Sox won’t make a bid for free agent outfielder Bryce Harper, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports. Believed to be the favorites to land shortstop Manny Machado in free agency, the White Sox watched him ink a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres. The club is apparently content with its roster otherwise.
Harper would certainly be an upgrade in the outfield, which currently features Adam Engel, Nicky Delmonico, and Jon Jay. It will soon feature prospects Eloy Jiménez and Luis Robert.
Last season, Harper hit .249/.393/.496 with 34 hom eruns, 100 RBI, 103 runs scored, and 13 stolen bases in 695 plate appearances. He led all of baseball, drawing 130 walks. Harper is also a six-time All-Star who won the 2012 NL Rookie of the Year Award and the 2015 NL Most Valuable Player Award.
The Phillies are still believed to be the favorites to sign Harper and the club is confident it will land him, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.