Cubs Rumors: Blue Jays eyeing both Kris Bryant and Kyle Hendricks

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The Blue Jays, homeless for the shortened 2020 season, have signaled to the rest of baseball that they’re ready to rock and roll in 2021. If they’re serious about pulling off this kind of trade for two All-Star level caliber players in their prime, the signal will be flashing in huge neon lights.

Competing in a division with the almost always competitive and big spenders like the Yankees and Red Sox, as well as the model “win with no budget” franchise, the Rays, the Blue Jays have decided their nucleus and young core is looking for a few finishing pieces in order to go on a deep playoff run in 2021.

The Blue Jays are stocked with young position players, some young arms, as well as some recently acquired free agents who have placed them in a spot where they’re one of the few teams who look like they’re actively trying to win. Going out and getting Bryant and Hendricks would be like doubling down on two Kings.

The only question for the Blue Jays at this point, it seems, remains what they’d be willing to part with in order to make this happen…