Cubs could trade Kris Bryant to one of these teams post-Justin Turner deal

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A squad of former Cubs are assembled in Washington. Is Kris Bryant next?

At this point, former Chicago bench coach Dave Martinez is collecting old Cubs players like a group of misfit toys. He’s got Starlin Castro, Jon Lester and Kyle Schwarber in tow heading into 2021. With a clear need at third base, Kris Bryant could be next.

Washington has been busy this offseason, signing both Schwarber and Lester and trading for Josh Bell in hopes of shoring up the offense. If they really want to add some thump, a trade for Bryant could be the answer.

Right now, the Nationals are poised to head into the season with a combination of Carter Kieboom and Josh Harrison at this base. Neither represent major offensive presence – and Bryant could add another right-handed bat to the mix for Washington.

Then, you’d be talking about a lineup that features arguably the best hitter in baseball in Juan Soto, along with Bell, Schwarber, Bryant and Trea Turner. Even after the busy offseason turned in by the Mets, the Nats would be locked and loaded offensively.

Factor in that by adding Bryant you make sure he doesn’t end up in New York (and the same can be said for the Mets keeping him out of D.C.) and these two teams might be willing to go a little further to add the three-time All-Star.

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