5 absolutely wild Chicago Cubs trade possibilities from Jim Bowden

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Chicago Cubs Rumors: Milwaukee Brewers pursue Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo

Boy, I mean, if you’re taking a swing, it might as well be a daddy hack.

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In recent years, the Brewers and Cubs have developed a pretty heated rivalry. For some time, it didn’t really mean all that much when they went head-to-head, but that’s all changed. Milwaukee came into Wrigley Field in 2018 and won Game 163 at Wrigley Field, sending Chicago to a prompt postseason exit at the hands of the Rockies in the Wild Card Game shortly thereafter.

Armed with a three-headed monster atop the rotation in Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff and Freddy Peralta and a dynamic duo of Devin Williams and Josh Hader in the late innings, Milwaukee has the arms to make that deep postseason run. But it needs more offense – and that’s something Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant have experience delivering.

To be clear, Bowden doesn’t say the Brew Crew will go out and land both of these guys. He calls Bryant a ‘realistic target’ and says that both Boston and Milwaukee ‘make sense’ for Rizzo.

I’m not saying it won’t happen, but I am saying that Cubs ownership and the front office is running low on political capital with fans right now and trading any one of the two beloved Chicago superstars to a division rival would be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for a lot of folks.