Chicago Cubs: Hoyer is poised to extract fair value in a Kris Bryant trade
Now if you’re like me, you probably had to pull out your pocket dictionary to figure out what the heck “fait accompli” means. It translates to “a thing has already happened or been decided before those affected hear about leaving them with no option but to accept it.”
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Talk about a mouthful, but it sounds as if Hoyer has no immediate plans to send Bryant packing. Could he just be saying this to save face at the moment? I wouldn’t put it past him.
At the end of the day, Hoyer and his fellow MLB executives run a business, so if an offer that intrigues the Cubs falls into their laps today, tomorrow, or months from now they will more than likely sign off.
Obviously Hoyer isn’t going to come out and say “Yeah, we’ve been trying to trade KB for a while, but we just haven’t seen any offers we like.” No good poker player puts all his cards on the table, and Bryant will hear and read rumors too.
I’m sure Hoyer wants to put Bryant at ease and give him some relief by saying all the things that sound like he will be around for a little longer, especially if he is still on the team and needs to perform at a high level.
"“Listen, we’ve known Kris since he was in college and since we drafted him,” Hoyer said. “He’s a wonderful person. I think there are a lot of fantastic years ahead of him.”"
Just how much truth there is in these statements remains to be seen, though time will eventually tell as we make our way closer to Opening Day. I believe Hoyer when he says Bryant has a lot of “fantastic years ahead of him”. As for how many of those years will be with the Cubs, who knows?