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    Bryce Harper

    http://www.mercurynews.com/athletics/ci_12590536

    I'm surprised I couldn't find any threads talking about this. A kid is leaving high school after his sophomore year to get his GED to play Community College ball so that he can be drafted sooner.

    I'm aware that Bryce isn't the first person this young to be talking about going pro.

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    Re: Bryce Harper

    Needs to grow up first... He will likely be a "failure" going after it early like that. But I guess quick money and retire may sound like a good thing.
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    Re: Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by Rus-La View Post
    Needs to grow up first... He will likely be a "failure" going after it early like that. But I guess quick money and retire may sound like a good thing.
    I don't get how he is a failure. If he can get his GED early then what is wrong? I don't see any difference in him and any other pro that has skipped college for minor/major league baseball.

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    Re: Bryce Harper

    I'm just glad we don't have to play him.

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    Re: Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by Juice752 View Post
    I don't get how he is a failure. If he can get his GED early then what is wrong? I don't see any difference in him and any other pro that has skipped college for minor/major league baseball.
    Nothing wrong with getting his GED early.

    The results won't come close to the hype. He may become an okay player, but he won't be a spectacular one.

    I wouldn't mind being wrong, though.
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    Re: Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by Rus-La View Post
    Nothing wrong with getting his GED early.

    The results won't come close to the hype. He may become an okay player, but he won't be a spectacular one.

    I wouldn't mind being wrong, though.
    The kid is a freak of nature, its time for him to move on and play with the big boys. I'll pay to watch him play.

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    Re: Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by Abominable Gorilla View Post
    http://www.mercurynews.com/athletics/ci_12590536

    I'm surprised I couldn't find any threads talking about this. A kid is leaving high school after his sophomore year to get his GED to play Community College ball so that he can be drafted sooner.

    I'm aware that Bryce isn't the first person this young to be talking about going pro.

    Thoughts?
    look, i'm all about education. it's really important. but this kid is no different than any acting prodigy, or golf or tennis prodigy, or even any non-american baseball prodigy who isn't an american and subject to the first-year amateur draft.
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    Re: Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by Rus-La View Post
    Nothing wrong with getting his GED early.

    The results won't come close to the hype. He may become an okay player, but he won't be a spectacular one.

    I wouldn't mind being wrong, though.
    how are you qualified in any way, shape or form to make a statement like that? this kid has been called the best amateur prospect since alex rodriguez and far more advanced at the age of 16. he was called the best high school player in america as a freshman. have you studied tape of him? watched his games? how in the world can you say he'll just be an ok player???
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    Re: Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by theprofessor View Post
    how are you qualified in any way, shape or form to make a statement like that? this kid has been called the best amateur prospect since alex rodriguez and far more advanced at the age of 16. he was called the best high school player in america as a freshman. have you studied tape of him? watched his games? how in the world can you say he'll just be an ok player???
    I don't claim to be qualified.

    A-Rod has been a bust, imo.

    It's just a predictition... Like I said, I wouldn't mind being wrong. Baseball is in need of a new feel good story.
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    Re: Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by Rus-La View Post
    A-Rod has been a bust, imo.
    What?!

    Juicing aside for the 2 years he juiced, he can flat hit and play either SS or 3B.

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    Re: Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by jford View Post
    What?!

    Juicing aside for the 2 years he juiced, he can flat hit and play either SS or 3B.
    I don't believe the two year stuff, but he can play. I would love to be a $25 million a year underachiever just like him.

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    Re: Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by jford View Post
    What?!

    Juicing aside for the 2 years he juiced, he can flat hit and play either SS or 3B.
    He was hitting juiced pitchers, too, I'm sure.

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    Re: Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by theprofessor View Post
    look, i'm all about education. it's really important. but this kid is no different than any acting prodigy, or golf or tennis prodigy, or even any non-american baseball prodigy who isn't an american and subject to the first-year amateur draft.
    It's risky. A whole lot of these prodigies don't work out at the next level.

    Not my kid, so we'll see.
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    Re: Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by theprofessor View Post
    how are you qualified in any way, shape or form to make a statement like that? this kid has been called the best amateur prospect since alex rodriguez and far more advanced at the age of 16. he was called the best high school player in america as a freshman. have you studied tape of him? watched his games? how in the world can you say he'll just be an ok player???
    So, we're only allowed to make statements that we're qualified to make?
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    Re: Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by Abominable Gorilla View Post
    So, we're only allowed to make statements that we're qualified to make?
    This board would be deserted

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