"I saw Bryce Harper go 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. I saw him take a batting practice where he failed to hit a single home run. And I can say, unequivocally, that Harper is the best player I saw in Arizona, and one of the two best prospects in baseball. Swings this mature, with the balance, the extension, the load and the transfer, don’t find themselves with teenagers often. But there I go, telling you something you’ve already read again."
"I can tell you that yesterday, the creativity that allowed the deal [between the Nats and no.1 overall pick Bryce Harper] to get done was something that really arose in the last three minutes," before the 11:59:59 deadline.
"[Scott] Boras, who despised former Nats general manager Jim Bowden, lobbied for [Mike] Rizzo to replace him in the job, even raising the possibility, according to sources, that Strasburg would not sign with the Nats as long as Bowden was in charge of his minor league development."