Chicago Cubs: Latest Kris Bryant trade rumors are laugh out loud funny

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Chicago Cubs: Keeping Bryant in blue

Reading through the offer, there were some enticing things about this offer for Bryant, however overall it was so far below the threshold that it could not be taken seriously. Bryant is about a 5.5 WAR player on average. Investing in talent below Bryant’s medium is silly and not constructive for the team.I understand much of the trade value lies with his contractual issues.

Assumedly I would think it is based solely on that and whether the Phillies were able to sign Bryant to an extension, but come on, its clear cut Bryant is better solely by himself than the entire package combined. It also centers around the club’s need to cut money, which I also understand.

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The Braves, Dodgers and Nationals are the three serious “contenders” for Bryant’s services, in my opinion. What that looks like in the current state of the offseason is anyone’s best guess. Concerning the Phillies, outside of the contract challenges and saving money, it is not quite enticing enough.