The rumors about the future of Chicago Cubs and Kris Bryant continue to abound. With the Atlanta Braves in the discussions, it is time to imagine what Alex Anthopoulos would be willing to send back for the former MVP’s services.
Rifling through what feels like endless amounts of news and rumors involving Kris Bryant and his future with the Cubs has me singing ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ by The Clash. It is an all-time classic. It was also featured in ‘Stranger Things.’ Great show, if you have yet to see it. But I digress.
In a realistic sense, it isn’t elementary to imagine any team willing enough to part with their top organizational talent for possibly just two years with Bryant. Assuming, of course, uber-agent Scott Boras does not wish to negotiate a contract with the receiving franchise, it narrows the trade window drastically.
But one particular franchise stands out as a potential Bryant suitor in the Atlanta Braves. How close anything is or is not is anybody’s guess. Really, it depends on whether or not Josh Donaldson returns to the team in free agency. For Cubs fans, though, Atlanta likely sits at the top of preferred trade partners given the organization’s young talent.
The question is, who is the club willing to part ways on?