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Sorry, Cubs fans: Bryce Harper admits Kris Bryant post, hashtag was just a troll job

Sorry, Cubs fans: Bryce Harper admits Kris Bryant post, hashtag was just a troll job

Who knows what Bryce Harper will do when he becomes a free agent after the 2018 season? Bryce himself doesn't, even if his own social media post last month seemed to be dropping hints.

Harper's Instagram post during the Cubs-Nationals series went viral when he posed for a picture with friend Kris Bryant and their wives, using the hashtag, "#Back2BackOneDay." 

Whether Harper, a Rookie of the Year, MVP and perennial All-Star winds up in Chicago remains to be seen. But that Instagram post? Just some fun trolling.

“I do that to the media because they stir it more than I do," Harper told The Washington Post. "That’s why I do the things I do at times, because it’s funny to me. It’s like, ‘All right, people want to talk about this and talk about that. Why not just throw this out there and make them think about it?’ ”

Thanks for keeping us honest, Bryce. It wasn't the first time Harper had been linked to the Cubs. Longtime baseball writer Peter Gammons told 670 The Score that "I have people tell me that Bryce Harper really would prefer to play for the Cubs."

As for that? Harper told The Post "I love Peter Gammons. One of the best baseball historians ever. But I have no idea what the hell he's talking about."

Until then, continue to speculate. It's more fun anyway.

CubsTalk Podcast: Dreaming on Christian Yelich and how Boras navigates a slow market

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CubsTalk Podcast: Dreaming on Christian Yelich and how Boras navigates a slow market

Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki discuss the impact of the Marlins' trades and daydream on how Christian Yelich would be a perfect fit atop the Cubs order if Miami ever decided to move him. Plus, where do the Cubs stand with free agent pitchers and is a Wade Davis return still possible?

Crull also chats 1-on-1 with MLB super-agent Scott Boras about Jake Arrieta's value and how to navigate a slow-moving free agent market.

Listen to the entire podcast here:

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Now that Cubs have added some arms, what's their next move

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Now that Cubs have added some arms, what's their next move

David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Adam Jahns (Chicago Sun-Times) and Mark Carman (WGN Radio/Fansided) join Luke Stuckmeyer on the panel. The Cubs are adding arms to the pitching staff, so what’s their next move? And what should they do with Kyle Schwarber? Jeff Passan from Yahoo! joins the guys from the Winter Meetings.

Plus, the guys discuss if Aaron Rodgers will lead the Packers to the playoffs and if Mitchell Trubisky can have another big game Saturday in Detroit.