It’s a long shot, but why not?
Kris Bryant isn’t the best defensive third baseman around and he struggled mightily at the plate in 2020. A fresh start could help with that.
Yes, the Brewers have a track record of treading lightly when it comes to rental players (Bryant is a free agent in 2022), but how often do you have the chance to pair two all stars like Yelich and Bryant?
Obviously this trade would have to be contingent on a few things. The Cubs continuing to shop Bryant for the right price, and, of course, the Brewers coming up with a respectable trade package for the former all star.
For this trade to work money-wise and talent-wise, Lorenzo Cain would have to be involved. Cain, who opted out of the 2020 season, is now 35 but could be a valuable veteran piece to a Cubs outfield that could use some help.
The Brewers would also need to throw in some valuable prospects as well. Single A Pitcher Aaron Ashby and AAA catcher Payton Henry could make the package enticing. Or they could ship away former first round pick Ethan Small, a good looking southpaw.