Phillies: Bryce Harper praises Philly, we blow it out of proportion

Bryce Harper has been all too nice to the Phillies and their fans

Who is ready for the next Bryce Harper/Phillies rumor?

One of baseball’s best hitters was asked during an All-Star week news conference who had the rudest fans in the National League East.

The answer may surprise you, and we’re going to blow it out of proportion.

Harper has long been linked to Philly with his contract expiring after next season with Washington.

The Phillies will certainly have the financial capabilities to sign a superstar such as Harper to the largest contract in baseball history, which could eclipse $400 million over a decade.

Whether Harper, a 24-year-old with an MVP, five-All-Star game appearances, and a Rookie of the Year award would want to play in Philadelphia over a city such as New York or Los Angeles has been a major question.

Harper certainly enjoys hitting at Citizens Bank Park, something he’s said in years past.

“I love coming in here and playing in this park, being able to play in front of these fans. I enjoy being in Philly for a few days and playing against great Phillies teams.”

Harper, a native of Las Vegas, was the number one overall pick made by the Washington Nationals in 2010. He played just over 100 minor league games before being promoted to the big leagues in 2011 when he won the Rookie of the Year.

Philadelphia baseball is certainly missing star power sitting at the bottom of baseball as the only team without 30 wins going into the All-Star break. Top prospect J.P. Crawford continues to struggle as a hitter in Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and the team has failed to find blue-chip pitching prospects through their recent trades.

Whether Harper does make it to Philadelphia after the 2018 season is yet to be seen, but for now, we can dream of the possibilities of him leaving the Nationals without a ring and taking the Phils back to the promise land.

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