CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 28: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs runs the bases after hitting a home run against the St. Louis Cardinals on September 28, 2018 at Wrigley Field  in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs won 8-4. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

4 Potential Trade Destinations for Cubs All-Star Kris Bryant

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Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein went on the record today and said that nobody on the team's roster is untouchable. While this may, or may not, point to Bryant, it'll be interesting to be a fly on the wall in Epstein's office while he takes inventory of all the offers sure to come his way.


Let's take a look at where Bryant could potentially end up, should the Cubs find a deal just too good to pass up.

4. Atlanta Braves

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Braves fans would certainly love to add a perrenial All-Star to the hot corner in Atlanta, but you do have to wonder if the Cubs want to trade Bryant to a team they could likely see in the playoffs. The main caveat here, however, is the Braves farm system, which is one of the best in baseball.


If the price is right for the Cubs, Epstein will likely overlook a possible reunion with Bryant in the playoffs in place of improving his team's roster as a whole. The Braves do have third baseman Austin Riley as their top prospect, but Bryant is versatile enough to play outfield should the Braves choose to not include him in a deal.

3. Chicago White Sox

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Wouldn't it be something if Bryant were traded and didn't have to change his home address? The White Sox have a very deep farm system that could convince Epstein to pull the trigger on a cross-town deal. They need plenty of help over there on the South Side of Chicago, so hauling in Bryant for a haul of prospects could prove to be more valuable than they could have ever imagined.

2. San Diego Padres

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The Padres are a team that people need to be on the lookout for very soon. Last offseason, they gave first baseman Eric Hosmer a massive eight-year, $144 million deal to be the cornerstone of their rebuild. It didn't make sense to many people at the time, but the Padres have a ton of talent coming up through the Minors. Whether they need that talent to acquire Bryant, or choose to mix some of it in with the All-Star, this is a very underrated spot that can work out for all parties involved. Don't forget, Bryant also attended the University of San Diego. 

1. Los Angeles Angels

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Could you imagine a lineup featuring Bryant, along with Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, Justin Upton, and Albert Pujols? That would be amazing, and exactly the reason why the Angels need to make one of these "all-in" type of moves to revive the franchise. The AL West will get a bit less competitive next season as the A's and Mariners will likely lose some key pieces, so it would behoove the Angels to pounce on this opportunity at such an ideal time. 

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