Late in the 2013 season Bryce Harper made a statement about his plans for the winter, putting it bluntly how he wanted to “get as big as a house.” It was his way of saying he wants to bulk up for 2014 and gain weight. Now Harper has a specific weight in mind. He told ESPN this week he hopes to report to spring training at over 240 pounds. Harper weighed around 218 pounds near the end of 2013 according to the same article. “I want to go into spring training about 240, 245,” he said.
Arrieta, Britton and Smyly all agreed to terms with only Smyly needing an actual arbiter to fix the player’s price in 2016. Meanwhile Clippard is a D’back, Gallardo is still searching for an employer and Ryu isn’t healthy – still.