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The trouble with Harper's swing

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08:12 AM ET 05.08 | Bryce Harper, in the eyes of some, may be his own worst enemy. One of the most appealing things about Bryce Harper is his ferocious style of play. A rival scout, however, expresses concern that the Nationals' left fielder is too physical with his swing. "He is an amazing athlete and will be great if he stays healthy," the scout says. "But there is a huge difference between him and (Ken) Griffey and Alex (Rodriguez). "Those guys had easy, non-violent swings. This guy uses his lower half so much, it's like the old golfers who rotated their hips with such violence. You wonder when the lower back issues will begin." ... "Does he have great bat speed? Yes. Unreal power? Yes. But it's a little like a max-effort pitcher."

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May 8, 2012  08:30 AM ET

Has this scout ever seen Vlad swing a bat? The kid will learn ... geeeezzzz

May 8, 2012  08:36 AM ET

I'll bet said scout would love to have this kid in his organization.

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May 8, 2012  08:59 AM ET

@Razor Ray, I'm sure you've never heard a single thing about any golfers.

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May 8, 2012  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'll bet said scout would love to have this kid in his organization.

...or better yet, be the one who discovered him.

Jealousy is ugly. Hamels displayed some Sunday night.

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May 8, 2012  01:39 PM ET

As a Giants fan I would love to have 9 guys with the same trouble Harper has with his swing.

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May 8, 2012  05:10 PM ET

Other than his swing is not connected to the body of Ike Davis or Jason Bay there's nothing wrong with it!!! Don't listen to Dat Garbage!!!

May 8, 2012  05:21 PM ET

Here we go with the "sources say" routine. He "might" slip on a peeling and never play baseball again, sources say.

May 9, 2012  12:53 AM ET

Funny, Tiger Woods has a violent swing, and he's had all sorts of injury issues....
Vlad...Carlos Delgado - injury issues...even A-Rod (hip problems) and his so-called "easy swing" isn't without problems.

I think Harper's biggest problem is that **** haircut...and better hope that eye black doesn't have any carcinogens in it...dude's face will start rotting off.

May 9, 2012  12:54 AM ET

Wow, what a world we live in when the word "re t@arded" gets **** out by a filter....

 
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