Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant trade with San Diego Padres could work

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Chicago Cubs could help Padres get over the top

The team’s desire to add impact players makes a lot of sense. San Diego underperformed in the first year of the Manny Machado era and after shelling out stupid money for Machado and former Kansas City Royals standout Eric Hosmer in back-to-back offseasons, winning is quickly becoming a mandate.

"“Why wouldn’t I be candid? We sucked,” Padres owner Ron Fowler said after the season ended. “… It was a cathartic process to just sit down and say it was the worst 2½ months of ownership for me. It was embarrassing for me. We sucked. There were some days, quite honestly, I didn’t want to get out of bed.”"

San Diego headed into the All-Star Break at 45-45. From there, the Friars played what can only be called uninspired ball, winning just 25 of their final 72 games en route to a last-place finish in the National League West.

So the club heads into the offseason staring up at the likes of the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, who won yet another NL West crown in 2019 wondering what it’ll take to get over the top. While the team has a need for an impact arm (similar to the Cubs) – adding Bryant to a lineup already dripping with potential and promise is intriguing, to say the least.