The fans have been calling for Bryce Harper since he was drafted. They've seen too many YouTube videos of his moonshots off high school pitching.
The Nationals told their fans they have a plan for the kid, and they intend to let it play out. There will be no rushing Harper to the majors. They followed a similar plan for Stephen Strasburg, and by the time he got to the majors, the hype had reached a fever pitch.
Of course, then he got hurt and was lost for most of 2011.
It's easy to get excited about players like Harper, but in that excitement, one's judgement can be clouded. Having Harper on the team might be best for attendance, but is it best for him? No.
Is it best for the team as a whole? No.