The Chicago Cubs are reportedly willing to listen to trade offers for superstar Kris Bryant, but what would it take for them to actually move the former MVP?
The Winter Meetings are underway in San Diego and the Chicago Cubs appear to have been busy discussing possible trade options for Kris Bryant. While the Cubs are still waiting for the ruling in Bryant’s service-time grievance, which could allow the 27-year-old Bryant to become a free agent after this season as opposed to 2021, that hasn’t stopped the third baseman from coming up in multiple trade rumors.
And many fans would prefer the Cubs find a way to work out an extension to keep the 2016 NL MVP in Chicago for the remainder of his career, the Cubs have to at least consider the option if negotiations with Bryant’s agent Scott Boras are not going well. To that end, Brett Taylor of Bleacher Nation shared this tweet paraphrasing what ESPN’s Jeff Passan was discussing on ESPN Tuesday morning:
If the Cubs are truly going to move Bryant, for the move to make sense, they’ll need to bring back a massive return that includes both future talent and some MLB-ready talent to remain competitive in 2020. So, here are four teams that make sense as trade partners with the Cubs.