The Chicago Cubs should consider the New York Yankees for a Kris Bryant trade.
The Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees have been two of the better teams over the past decade. The Yankees are still trying to reach the top of the mountain with their current core while the Cubs look like they are about to tear it down. With the absence of Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer might look at all avenues to get this team rebuilt and contending again. This might be his last chance to take full advantage of the assets he currently has. Could the Yankees add Kris Bryant this offseason?
The Cubs and Yankees have made huge trades before. Most recently, fans might remember the trade in which the Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman to be their closer on a World Series run. The Yankees received Gleybar Torres who is phenomenal but they felt they needed a dominant closer like Chapman to win it all. They did win it all but then Chapman went right back to the Bronx the following offseason. The Cubs have the World Series ring but the Yankees made out well.
Now, the Yankees can obviously afford to add Bryant if they really wanted to. They also have the assets to acquire him in a trade because Bryant’s market might not be that pricy. The Cubs probably want to add pitchers but there are also other holes in the organization that they are going to start trying to fill.
If Bryant went to the Yankees, it would be in an attempt to put them over the edge and win a World Series. His role on the team would probably depend on what they gave up in order to get him. He is capable of being a third baseman, outfielder, and designated hitter if needed. These are three trade packages for the Yankees to get Bryant: