Coming off a down year where he was limited to just 102 games because of a shoulder injury, the Cubs are open to trading 3B Kris Bryant, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney.
According to Olney, The Cubs — who have failed to agree on a long-term extension with Bryant, who is repped by Scott Boras — could trade Bryant this winter.
With Bryant and Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard both 26 years old and both arbitration-eligible through 2021 before being eligible for free agency, a swap of the two could make sense…
Ugh. Listen, I’m fully aware that you have to go big to get a player the caliber of Bryant and the Mets could use another big right-handed bat. But damn if seeing Noah in another uniform wouldn’t be super hard. Sure, we could put Seth Lugo back in the rotation and Bryant’s price tag right now isn’t bad…yet, I’m still of the belief that starting pitching wins us our next championship, not a better offense. So I’m a no on this one.