Chicago Cubs: 3 potential (and 2 controversial) Kris Bryant trade partners

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Chicago Cubs – Kris Bryant trade destinations: #1 – New York Mets

Someone explain to me how the New York Mets are in first place and four games up at 47-39 while averaging 3.74 runs per game, which is good for 29th in the league. Nevertheless, here we are and it has to be talked about.

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When you’re in first place, you buy to fill whatever your biggest holes are. JD Davis is currently on the 60-day injured list and New York needs an efficient third baseman to man the hot corner. Once again, due to Bryant’s ability to play multiple positions, when and if Davis does return, KB can simply be moved around as the Mets please.

Bryant would give the Mets a shot of life on both offense and defense. If New York can start to swing the bat, their lead in the NL East would drastically grow as offensive production has been their biggest weakness thus far.

It has been noted that third isn’t the team’s only need, but with only a four-game lead that can vanish in one series, they just might be the most aggressive, especially when you have the richest owner in the game willing to open the checkbook.

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Whoever is the most aggressive and is willing to give up the most in a trade, I say pull the trigger. There is no return in letting Bryant walk in free agency for nothing and you can re-sign him in the offseason whether you trade him or not.