Chicago Cubs: Five potential trades to consider with the NL East
Chicago Cubs: Could Bryant replace Rendon in D.C.?
I shouldn’t even spend a second on this particular trade, because it’s already been hashed and rehashed and now looks like corned beef hash. Which isn’t to say corned beef hash can’t be good, because it has it’s moments… but both teams would be annoyed at this trade, which means it might be a good trade but the teams probably wouldn’t pull the trigger on getting it done.
Smack me if you’ve heard this one before: Chicago might want to trade Kris Bryant because he’s the best player on the team and one of the few players who other clubs might sell the farm (or at least part of it) for. He’s also the best player on the Cubs and it makes no sense to trade your best player when you’re competing for a pennant and said player isn’t even being paid based on market value. Let’s not try and make sense though here, okay?
Back to the trade- different iterations of this trade include Carter Kieboom and Victor Robles and that’s probably a pretty fair offering for Bryant. Both guys are 22 years old, and both fill an area of need for the Cubs with Kieboom playing second base and Robles playing center field.
Kieboom might seem to be an easy trade piece as he’s a bit redundant at this point for the Nationals, who just signed old pal Starlin Castro and also have Asdrubal Cabrera and Howie Kendrick to move around the infield around stud shortstop Trea Turner. Granted, one or two might be playing third base at times, but they’re all more second basemen at this point in their respective careers, if we’re being honest, with Castro being the likely choice slotted to play a decent amount there next season.