- JetBlue pilots vote to unionize; 2 previous attempts failed
- Pentagon plans to replace flight crews with ‘full-time’ robots
- Navy’s military dolphins may meet Putin’s porpoises in Black Sea
- Forget the Porsche — it’s the guy with the Prius that attracts the ladies, poll shows
- Fired Russian Facebook CEO says site has fallen in the hands of pro-Putin supporters
- Sen. Boozman of Arkansas has emergency heart surgery
- Brazil embraces drones to save the Amazon rain forest
- Teen stowaway shows holes in vast airport security
- Supreme Court to decide if passports can say ‘Jerusalem, Israel’
- Cries of anguish as South Korea ferry toll tops 100
Bryce Harper expects to weigh 245 pounds by spring
Late in the 2013 season Bryce Harper made a statement about his plans for the winter, putting it bluntly how he wanted to “get as big as a house.” It was his way of saying he wants to bulk up for 2014 and gain weight.
Now Harper has a specific weight in mind. He told ESPN this week he hopes to report to spring training at over 240 pounds. Harper weighed around 218 pounds near the end of 2013 according to the same article.
“I want to go into spring training about 240, 245,” he said.
240 pounds? That’s bigger than anyone currently on the Nationals besides Ross Ohlendorf who is an inch or two taller than Harper. If he were to reach 245 pounds that would put him at Michael Morse’s size, at least based on his Baseball Reference page.
Harper’s reasoning is that he will lose weight over the course of the year, as much as 20 pounds he told ESPN. As the temperatures heat up, and as he plays games every day, he’ll start to slim down. Mike Trout came in to spring last year having visibly gained weight, and he was just fine with another MVP-caliber season.
The extra weight could help him reach his power potential, but it may also put more strain on his left knee which was recently surgically repaired. We’ll see how it affects his abilities. Either way, look for a much bigger Bryce Harper come NatsFest later this month.
Feds who send arms against ranch families betray American values
- CARSON: When government looks more like foe than friend
- Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy hailed as patriot, renegade
- Tactical advantage: Russian military shows off impressive new gear
- IRS revokes conservative group's tax-exempt status over anti-Clinton statements: report
- America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study finds
- Michelle Obama: Obama family Sundays are more for napping than church
- Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban
- Supreme Court seems skeptical of Ohio law to police campaign 'lies'
- Kerry accuses Moscow of fomenting Ukraine unrest
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.