For at least the last year, there have been on-and-off rumblings that Chicago Cubs star third basement Kris Bryant could be traded. While obviously nothing has come to fruition yet, the rumors have once again popped back up this offseason, and there are four specific teams thought to be in the running.
The Washington Nationals are thought to be the most serious contenders, as long as the price is right. The New York Mets, San Francisco Giants and Toronto Blue Jays are also believed to be in the mix based on their fit.
For the Nationals, Bryant would serve as a perfect replacement for Anthony Rendon, who left D.C. in free agency to sign with the Angels last winter.
The Mets, Giants and Blue Jays also need infield help. Toronto's name has popped up a lot around Yankees star DJ LeMahieu. With rumors that they want to move Vlad Guerrero Jr. off third base, Bryant would be a prime candidate for them to slot right in.
The Mets are already seemingly looking to spend big in both free agency and the trade market with new owner Steve Cohen in charge. Sharing the biggest media market in the country with the most popular and successful team requires some star power to compete both on the field and in the tabloids, Bryant would provide both.
While nothing seems imminent, it does feel like we really could see Bryant moved at some point this offseason, and we now have an idea of the potential landing spots.
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