Cubs star Kris Bryant received a prank text that had him thinking he was traded to the Mets this offseason.
Kris Bryant’s name has been in trade rumors all offseason and that will not change unless he signs a surprise extension with the Chicago Cubs. The star third baseman is a free agent after the season and his relationship with the organization is not on the best of terms.
The New York Mets were a top team linked to Bryant because of the organization’s newfound ability to spend under the ownership of Steve Cohen. The Mets landed Francisco Lindor and some fans may have thought Bryant was going to be next. As it turns out, Bryant himself thought for a moment he was headed to New York because of a text he received.
Kris Bryant somehow received a prank text this offseason
A main question here is how someone got Bryant’s number in the first place. That is a security concern he may want to look into.
It is still a bit humorous to imagine this situation playing out. Bryant is minding his own business when he receives a text from an unknown number welcoming him to the Mets. He likely looked up the area code, like many of us have done, and figured the Cubs had traded him without even a simple heads up. The range of emotions in that moment had to have been a lot to handle.
Bryant remains with the Cubs as spring training is getting started and GM Jed Hoyer even recently shot down rumors of his star going to the Mets. But at some point Hoyer may need to budge if there are no plans for a Bryant extension in Chicago.
The Cubs third baseman should make changing his phone number a top priority, if he hasn’t done so already. After that he will want his agent to talk with Hoyer and figure out what the future holds as a contract year begins.