No word on whether batters in the International League and/or Eastern Leage have a sent thank-you notes to the Nats for potentially scheduling another season of in-game batting practice (Hill). The rest are your usual, run-of-the-mill MLFAs to fill out the rosters in AAA and AA.
Yesterday in the Post, Chelsea Janes passes along news that Bryan Harper has been (or will; neither BA nor MiLB has listed a transaction for Harper since September) re-signed and will be extended a non-roster invite to spring training.
It is amusing that some people believe how the Nationals treat Bryce’s big brother will have any tangible effect on his impending free agency. Sure, it can’t hurt, and unlike other legacy picks (*cough* Shane McCatty *cough*), the elder Harper has performed well enough to defuse any accusations of nepotism.
But methinks Bryce and uber-agent Scott Boras are a bit more pre-occupied on how the younger Harper is going to get paid.