Bryce Harper Facebook scandal: Is he being a douche, or is he being duped?

GackSports.comContributor IJuly 31, 2010

SECAUCUS, NJ - JUNE 07:  A detailed view of the first overall pick of the Washington Nationals Bryce Harper on the draft board during the MLB First Year Player Draft on June 7, 2010 held in Studio 42 at the MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Check out this photo from Bryce Harper’s personal Facebook page:

Interesting right? Of course, Bryce’s agent is Scott Boras, who is used to ploys that create leverage for his clients. In fact, Boras, who also represented Stephen Strasburg, floated around the idea that Strasburg would play a season in Japan before coming back to the MLB as a free agent, so “fake” ploys is nothing new from Boras.

But, the question remains: Is this really Bryce’s personal facebook page? And if it is, do you think he’s really considering returning to college, or are his comments being used for contract leverage?

Harper recently won the Golden Spikes Award given to the top amateur baseball player in the country. He hit .443 with 31 homers and 98 RBIs last season for the College of Southern Nevada, and at 17-years of age, became the No. 1 overall pick in the MLB Amateur Draft.

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