Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant in ‘good place’ says Jed Hoyer

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Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is in a ‘good place’ heading into the 2021 season.

Cubs President Jed Hoyer spoke with Bryant, and explained via teleconference on Monday, there are no concerns about his third baseman.

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"“I’ll keep the substance between us, but it was a great, great conversation,” Hoyer said. “Great tone. I just felt like he was in a really good place. I think sometimes with Kris, I think he was very honest. I don’t think he was saying he didn’t love baseball, you know? It was just sort of an honest comment. Seems like he’s excited to get going, get the season started. Not a concern here at all.”"

For all the individuals calling for a Bryant trade this offseason, you need to take a step back and think about what you’re saying.

His value could not be any lower than it is coming off a poor 2020 season, in addition to being a one-year rental for teams. The Cubs would not get any high-value return for Bryant right now.

If Hoyer and the Cubs plan on trading Bryant, it will happen at the deadline if this team falls out of contention. At that point, Bryant will likely post better numbers than he did last summer, and contending teams will take a risk for the playoff race.