When asked about his future on Tuesday night, Bryce Harper did his best to brush off talk about free agency.
"I'm a National now," Harper said. "We're going into the series trying to win some ballgames. That's the only thing on my mind. Just trying to beat a good team over there."
Harper told reporters in February that if anyone asked about his status beyond the 2018 season, he'd "be walking out right out the door." However, he answered several questions related to the New York Yankees, his opponent, and this coming winter.
"Every single time we go in to face somebody, we've got to do things to keep track of what's important," said Harper, "and that's winning ballgames and doing the things we can as a team to play well. Doesn't matter who we're playing -- if it's the Yankees, Cubs, Dodgers, Phillies, name it. Doesn't really matter the team or the atmosphere. Just trying to go in there, try to win ballgames."