Cubs Trading Kris Bryant To Dodgers, Braves Or Diamondbacks?
Are the Cubs trading Kris Bryant to the Dodgers, Braves or Diamondbacks?
Bryant currently still has two years remaining on his deal with Chicago, but an arbitrator will ultimately decide when he can hit free agency.
That said, free agent third baseman Josh Donaldson signing a new deal with the Minnesota Twins this week may alter the landscape a bit.
On Tuesday evening, Minnesota announced that Donaldson was being signed to a four-year, $92 million deal.
Atlanta’s loss may be Chicago’s gain.
The Braves currently find themselves without a legitimate option at third base and may now engage the Cubs in serious conversations for the 2016 NL MVP.
Have heard some rumblings of Dbacks at least exploring a Kris Bryant trade. Could then move Escobar to 2B. Bryant makes 18.6 and is under control for this year and next. Just turned 28 he may be better option than Bradley Jr (1 year control) or Marte, who is 31.
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) January 14, 2020
Atlanta has the sort of pitching prospects that Chicago would be interested in, should a potential swap occur, so a deal between these two organizations is very possible.
The Texas Rangers were previously linked to a potential deal for Bryant, but ultimately signed free agent Todd Frazier last week.
Similarly, the Washington Nationals made some inquiries, but could not come up with a trade package that intrigued the Cubs.
According to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7, the Diamondbacks are a viable contender for Bryant’s services. The organization has a solid farm system and seem to have the sort of young assets that Chicago brass might be interested in.
Finally, the Dodgers also remain contenders for Bryant’s services. LA was seen as a potential landing spot for Anthony Rendon to fill a need at third base, but he ultimately opted not to join them.