Chicago Cubs: Latest Kris Bryant trade rumors aren’t so bad

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Former MVP Kris Bryant’s time with the Chicago Cubs may be nearing its end.

During this past offseason, the stark prospect surrounding the Chicago Cubs trading star third baseman Kris Bryant took center stage across all avenues in baseball. Bryant and the Cubs butted heads concerning his service time grievance, which stemmed from 2015 when Chicago chose to wait to promote Bryant to the majors to gain an extra year of control.

In January, Bryant officially lost his grievance. As many fans know, it allows the club to retain control of Bryant through the 2021 season. Moving toward what everyone hopes will be the start of the 2020 season at the end of July, the trade rumors have vamped up as Cubs fans, and fans across baseball, continue to perseverate on the 28-year-old’s future.

The Atlanta Braves have been connected with Bryant from the onset of the first rumors. Rightfully so, they are a young team with a robust farm system and seem like the perfect fit, if there is an ideal fit, for Bryant’s services. The trade deadline for this season is August 31, which means if the right pieces fall into place, a deal could be made. The question now remains of who would be involved.