Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant will be traded to one of these five teams

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Chicago Cubs: Nats could go big in hopes of repeating as champs

How do you follow up winning the first World Series championship in franchise history? By winning another one, of course.

The Washington Nationals made history, topping the since-tarnished Houston Astros in the World Series behind dominant pitching and the dynamic Juan Soto leading the charge offensively. After re-signing Stephen Strasburg and adding some key pieces earlier in the offseason, a blockbuster for Bryant would set the Nats up for another run in 2020.

Washington missed out in the Donaldson sweepstakes – and their additions to this point aren’t in the same class as someone like him or Bryant. If you slotted KB in alongside Soto in the middle of the Nationals order and trotted out the three-headed monster of Strasburg, Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin, you’d feel pretty good about your chances.

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After months of inactivity and, frankly, boredom, Cubs fans could be facing a sprint to the finish of the offseason. Expect to get bombarded with rumors regarding Bryant – and perhaps even other Chicago centerpieces – in the coming weeks as teams look to put their final touches on rosters heading into Spring Training.