ESPN insider Jeff Passan has come out and said that Kris Bryant is as good as gone from the Chicago Cubs before the deadline.
Ever since he first started making plays for the Chicago Cubs in 2015, third baseman Kris Bryant has meant so much to the organization and the fans. No one will ever forget Bryant throwing the ball to Anthony Rizzo in 2016 to close out the Cubbies first World Series title in 108 years.
Now, though, it’s looking like Bryant’s days with the club are numbered. According to ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan, it’d basically be a complete and total shock if he wasn’t traded before the deadline.
Jeff Passan believes that Kris Bryant is on his way out of Chicago
In his latest column, Passan said that Bryant is as good as gone. What makes him so appealing to teams, per Passan, is his versatility to either man the hot corner or move over to center field to showcase his rocket for an arm as well.
Chicago had hopes of competing for an NL Central title this season and potentially do enough to get back to the World Series. Fast forward to current times, though, and the club is basically out of the division race after suffering their 11-game losing streak. It’d be a monster shock if the Milwaukee Brewers didn’t win the Central.
Because of this, the Cubs are expected to be sellers prior to the deadline. We’ve already seen Joc Pederson get traded, while Bryant could be next. On top of that, other stars may be leaving Wrigley Field as well.
Plenty can happen in the next 11 days. For Cubs supporters, they may have to start getting used to Bryant donning a different jersey. It won’t be easy, but it’s expected to happen if you ask Passan.