Bryce Harper is at it again.
Just hours before he officially becomes a free agent, the superstar outfielder posted a photo to his Instagram story of him wearing a Bulls hat while posing with his wife with the caption: "We voted. Did you? #earlyvoting"
This isn't the first time we've seen Harper in Bulls gear, of course. Harper has openly admitted he loves trolling baseball fans and Chicago is clearly an easy target given the link between him and hometown friend Kris Bryant and the Cubs' current championship window.
Of course, Harper wearing a Bulls hat on Nov. 2 - the day before free agency officially starts - may mean nothing beyond the fact that he is a Master Troll.
As far as the actual logistics of Harper's free agency tour, the Washington Nationals extended a qualifying offer to Harper Friday and he now has 10 days to decide whether to accept the one-year $17.9 million deal or not. It's a procedural move, as the Nationals would receive draft-pick compensation if Harper were to decline the qualifying offer and choose to sign a megadeal elsewhere.
Harper is still expected to hit the open market, but MASN's Mark Zuckerman reported the Nationals felt they were able to "maximize" an exclusive window of negotiation with the superstar despite no face-to-face meeting over the last month stretching from the end of the 2018 season until Friday's qualifying offer deadline.