Chicago Cubs: 5 superstars to trade this offseason

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Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant
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player. 9. . 3B. Chicago Cubs. Kris Bryant. 17

Not many Major League Baseball players have had stranger careers than Kris Bryant. There is a Rookie of the Year Award and MVP on his mantle from the first two years of his MLB career but he has been up and down since that point. 2019 was a good year for Bryant but 2017 and 2018  were only okay and 2020 was downright awful. It seems like the Cubs are having a hard time giving Bryant a big-time contract because they don’t know what kind of player they are getting in the long term.

If you are getting Bryant at his best, you are getting a top-30 player in all of baseball. If you aren’t, you could be getting a slightly above average player or worse. Some teams might not be willing to give up a bunch of prospect capital for one year of a player like Bryant but there also might be some teams who are desperate.

He certainly might not get a 300 million dollar contract following the economic effects of COVID-19 but he should still get a nice contract somewhere. As mentioned for a couple of other guys, he was a part of the World Series-winning core so seeing him go might be painful for a lot of fans but it is the nature of the business. After losing his service time grievance against the Cubs, he only has 2021 left on his deal so it will be interesting to see how it shakes out with the former Cubs MVP.