Nationals GM Mike Rizzo defends Bryce Harper, calls anonymous exec 'chicken' and 'gutless'

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Nationals GM Mike Rizzo defends Bryce Harper, calls anonymous exec 'chicken' and 'gutless'
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo defends Bryce Harper, calls anonymous exec 'chicken' and 'gutless'

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale highlights injuries to Shohei Ohtani and Stephen Strasburg, while touching on a pair of teams who are surprising the league. Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper has been a lightening rod for criticism since the day he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2009 and was touted as 'Baseball's Chosen One' at age of 16. Eight years later, after winning the 2012 National League rookie of the year and 2015 MVP, the five-time All-Star faces the wrath once again. On Monday, an anonymous NL executive told Robert Murray of FanRag Sports that Harper was "overrated" and a "selfish, losing player." This didn't sit too kindly with Nationals GM Mike Rizzo,

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