The Chicago Cubs aren't expected to be big spenders this offseason, but that may not rule them out of the Bryce Harper sweepstakes entirely.

It's possible the Cubs have been trying to lower expectations, or that moves could be made prior to signing Harper.

Dan Bernstein of 670 The Score in Chicago is reporting that the market for Harper is beginning to take shape and that the Cubs are among the clubs "in" on the slugger.