Don't know if you've heard yet or not, but Bryce Harper said today from spring training that he's definitely, unequivocally, without a doubt leaving the Washington Nationals as a free agent when his contract expires in three years.
Well, not really. But there will be those that interpret his comments in that fashion.
"I'm a National and that's what I want to be right now," the reigning N.L. MVP continued. "I have the 'W' on my chest for the next three years. Very humbled to put the 'W' on my chest every single day. I love the nation's capital. I love D.C. I'm getting chills just thinking about it right now. It's such a monumental town, beautiful town and I look forward to playing there every single day for the next three years and that's what's on my mind right now."
This is the second time in a matter of weeks he's told media folks not to put limits on him. When asked about becoming the first $400 million player in an interview with 106.7 the FAN in D.C.'s Grant Paulsen, Harper said: