Bryce Harper Must Start Earning $330M Payday for Phillies to Be Taken Seriously

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Bryce Harper Must Start Earning $330M Payday for Phillies to Be Taken Seriously
Bryce Harper Must Start Earning $330M Payday for Phillies to Be Taken Seriously

It's time for Bryce Harper to earn his keep. The Philadelphia Phillies star hasn't been terrible in his first season since he ditched the Washington Nationals for greener pastures in southeastern Pennsylvania, but he hasn't come close to the $330 million man the Phils paid for. Entering play Tuesday, the Phillies were 39-32, three games behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. They're in the postseason chase but not a shoo-in to charge deep into October. They rank 16th in runs (346), 18th in OPS (.740) and 23rd in home runs (86). Harper isn't adding enough considering how much he's getting paid. The 26-year-old is hitting .247 with 12 home runs. His .820 OPS is decent but only third

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