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Dodgers: Bryce Harper Talks LA, Dodger Stadium Pavilion Walk Thru, Gagne’s Dig at Astros, and More

Through the weirdness of a week that saw a slew of season-start headlines and arguments around money, there were actually a few intriguing Dodgers notes and stories. Let’s dig into those notes before talkin’ baseball.

First, Bryce Harper chatted about his short courtship with the Dodgers in free agency a couple of years ago. His reasoning for not taking the money was pretty fair.

Dodgers: Bryce Harper Talks About Turning Down Big Money Contract with LA

Next, the Dodgers’ stadium executive chef Ryan Evans did us all a huge favor a recorded a walkthrough of the new plaza behind the pavilion at Dodger Stadium.

Dodger Stadium Renovation: Unprecedented Behind the Scenes Look at the New Pavilion

Back to talking about the potential season start for a minute, among the bevy of issues to sort through before a season could be played, money is right at the top of the list. Moreover, Alex Wood respectfully slammed a former Yankee all-star over his terrible take.

Dodgers: Alex Wood Slams Former All-Star Over Player Pay Comments

One thing that brings baseball people together is hating on the Astros. During the most recent edition of the Dodgers Zoom Party, former Cy Young award winning closer Eric Gagne showed off a subtle jab at the cheatin’ ‘Stros.

Dodgers: Eric Gagne Takes a Shot at the Astros on the Zoom Call

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May we all get closer to Dodger baseball in the coming weeks!

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  1. The Harper contract was such a terrible move… Bad player for the clubhouse and not even close to worth the contract from a performance standpoint. He is now 5 years removed from his one single superstar season (2015). Since then he has posted a couple of sub 2.0 WAR seasons and has averaged 3.0 WAR- that is the beginning phase of being a good player, nowhere near a star.. Nationals had Harper for 7 years and won the World Series as soon as he left the team, and Nationals players were talking about a much better clubhouse atmosphere during 2019 Spring Training (hint, hint). Addition by subtraction… Bryce Harper sucks and the Dodgers are very lucky that he didn’t sign with them.

    ” executive told FanRag Sports that Harper was “overrated” and a “selfish, losing player.” The exec added, among other comments: “He’s simply overrated. The good ain’t worth the bad. He’s a losing player. Cares about himself more than the team. If I was in charge and had money, my team would not pursue him. We would use that money to sign 2-3 winning players.” ”
    He doesn’t have the reputation for no reason.

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