Cubs Rumors: Jed Hoyer ‘absolutely’ sees Kris Bryant on Opening Day roster

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Few have considered the possibility the Cubs hold on to Kris Bryant this winter.

As the slower than usual MLB offseason continues to move along, so do the many questions regarding the future of the Chicago Cubs. The direction of the franchise was made a little clearer last week with Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora being non-tendered, but a great deal of uncertainty remains.

The hot topic of the winter will undoubtedly be Kris Bryant rumors. We’ve seen him connected to several teams already this offseason, most prominently the Washington Nationals. Of course, with Dave Dombrowski calling the shots for the Phillies now, you can’t sleep on Philadelphia throwing its hat in the ring given his track record.

But amidst all the rumors, the Cubs’ new president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer might have given clarity about his future. That, or maybe he’s just not putting all his cards on the table.

The quiet Winter Meetings wrapped up on Thursday with the Cubs’ biggest acquisitions coming in the form of new third base coach Willie Harris, and Rule 5 draft pitcher Gray Fenter. Following the conclusion of the socially-distanced meetings, Hoyer addressed the media and to no surprise was asked about the future of Bryant on the North Side.