Monday, 10 December, 2018

Major League Baseball trade rumors: Cubs open to dealing 3B Kris Bryant

Untouchables? Untouchables?"It's semantics" said Theo Epstein who is not shopping either Rizzo or Bryant in trade talks
Cassandra Castillo | 10 November, 2018, 18:08

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo saw all the articles that were saying that Bryant and himself could be traded this offseason and responded with the following tweet.

After telling reporters at the GM Meetings earlier in the week that the Cubs value all their players but nobody is untradeable, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein cleared the air Friday after an ESPN.com report emerged indicating the organization could possibly trade star third baseman Kris Bryant this winter.

With a competitive, potentially championship rotation already in place, a collective improvement from an offensive group that helped lead the 2016 championship run is a key to whatever the Cubs might achieve in 2019. Yes, Bryant is coming off a down year by his high standards -.272/.374/.460 in 102 games - and battled serious problems with his left shoulder.

This is not the first time that Bryant and the Cubs' front office have disagreed. Bryant said the same thing after the final game of the season. "I think it sends the wrong message", Epstein said.

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Specifically, Bryant was one of the young hitters who didn't mesh well out of the gate with last year's hitting coach, Chili Davis - making Bryant's success an important factor in the coaching change. It's possible Bryant could be traded as soon as this winter.

"We've never operated with untouchables". I just don't believe in untouchables.

If you're the Cubs, that wouldn't seem to be the kind of player you trade. "There are players who have nearly made themselves untouchables". In 2015, the Cubs kept him in the minor leagues longer than he wanted to have an extra year of control on his contract. He explained the Cubs have "never operated with untouchables".

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