Bryce Harper is one of the best players in baseball. After next season, Harper could be one of the most sought after MLB free agents in baseball history. Harper is currently under contract with his current team, the Washington Nationals, and will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2018 season is complete. While many teams will be lining up for a shot to get Harper, the real question is did the Nationals All-Star tip his hand already on where he would like to finish his career?
According to baseball insider Peter Gammons via Bleacher Report, Gammons told 670 The Score on Friday that Bryce Harper's preference is to sign with the World Champion Chicago Cubs when he hits the open market in 2018.
"I have people tell me that Bryce Harper, really, would prefer to play for the Cubs," Gammons said.
Harper isn't scheduled to become a free agent until the 2018 season is complete, however, that won't stop the rumor mill from cranking up from now until the day he announces if he is leaving D.C. or resigning with Nationals. Washington signed Harper to a one-year, $21.6 million deal back in May to avoid arbitration with the four-time all-star.