Bryce Harper was at the center of comments made by an anonymous National League executive, who called the Nationals slugger a losing player, but general manager Mike Rizzo was quick to come to his defense.
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The unnamed executive told FanRag Sports that Harper was overrated and a selfish, losing player. The exec added, among other comments: He’s simply overrated. The good ain’t worth the bad. He’s a losing player. Cares about himself more than the team. If I was in charge and had money, my team would not pursue him. We would use that money to sign 2-3 winning players.

Rizzo didn’t stop there, though, as he went on to call the report yellow journalism and sensationalism.

It’s something that has to be talked about and exposed because otherwise if nobody says anything about it, it can’t go on, Rizzo said about the anonymous source. For another team’s executive if it happened, if it was said if another team’s executive to lambaste a player and denigrate this player’s ability level, his character, and Cody Hodgson Youth Jersey his integrity, and not have the balls to put his name on it is cowardly and chicken sā€”. And he should be exposed for it.

Colon can achieve both on Tuesday night when he pitches for the Rangers against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

I feel very happy because I finally got my 243rd win, Colon told reporters (via after he tied Marichal on June 6. I tied this mark with a Hall of Famer, so I feel very proud and honored to do that. It means a lot because he’s Dominican. He was the first guy from the Dominican to become a Hall of Famer.

Entering Tuesday, Colon has taken a major league mound 550 times (539 starts) and thrown more than 52,000 pitches since his debut in 1997. With so many appearances, he was bound to rack up a number of weird, quirky statistics and records. Here’s a running list of the many interesting ones:

Before the Giants’ Brandon Belt battled the Angels’ Jaime Barria Womens Paul Martin Jersey for a 21-pitch at-bat this season, the record for most pitches in an at-bat was 20 between then-Indians pitcher Colon and the Astros’ Ricky Gutierrez in 1998.