5 absolutely wild Chicago Cubs trade possibilities from Jim Bowden

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Chicago Cubs Rumors: The Mets get reinforcements in the form of Kris Bryant

OK, OK – Kris Bryant to the New York Mets isn’t absolutely wild (I promise, we’re getting to one that would be the last straw for most Cubs fans). Both Bryant and Baez are hypothetical fits for the Mets, who enter action Wednesday 2 1/2 up in the NL East race.

Of course, the Mets are hardly the only team in that division with its eye on the former NL MVP. Atlanta, Philadelphia and Washington have all been tied to Bryant at one point or another – leaving only the Marlins on the outside looking in.

Bowden says he expects New York to ‘go big’ at the trade deadline, meaning Bryant might not even be the only move the team’s new ownership makes. That move alone would be a big boost to a Mets team that currently boasts the 10th-lowest OPS in all of baseball and is currently without its big offseason acquisition, Francisco Lindor, who is sidelined with an oblique strain.

Bryant’s versatility makes him an ideal fit in the Big Apple, allowing a mix-and-match approach to the lineup construction on a daily basis. He can handle things at the hot corner with JD Davis on the IL – and if and when Davis returns, you can slot him into the outfield without weakening your order in any way.