Cubs: Three Kris Bryant trades with Washington Nationals

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The Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals might be able to figure out a Kris Bryant trade.

There have been a lot of rumors about the Chicago Cubs and what they are going to do this offseason. Things are already off to a bad start as Theo Epstein is done being the President of Baseball Operations. There are rumors all over the place about what they are going to do with some of their key players. They have a lot of guys coming up on expiring contracts that have to be dealt with. One of those is Kris Bryant.

The Washington Nationals sound like they are a team that is interested in Bryant as their new third baseman. After winning the World Series in 2019, they had a bit of a World Series-winning hangover in 2020. They were one of the league’s most disappointing teams as they came in the last place of the NL East Division.

One of the reasons that they had a bad year was that they no longer had their star hitter, Anthony Rendon. Washington lost Rendon in free agency when he signed with the Los Angeles Angels last winter. Well, Bryant would be a decent replacement for him at third base and in the middle of their lineup.

Bryant has had an up and down career so far for the Cubs. He won Rookie of the Year in his first year and Most Valuable Player in his second. Since then, he has either been really good or really bad. In 2020, it was really bad. That makes the trade market for him hard to predict. These are three different types of trades that Washington might be willing to make to pry Bryant away from Chicago: