The Chicago Cubs will be selling at the end of the MLB trade, and rumors are centered around the future of Kris Bryant. Just a few years after playing a crucial role in a World Series title, the All-Star slugger will be playing elsewhere on July 31st.
After a warm start to the season, Chicago is open to shifting any of its stars on the expiring business. While Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez are both candidates for the trade, Bryant is widely regarded as the player most likely to be dealt with by July 30th.
The return won’t be as strong as some fans hope, with recent returns for mid-season rentals declining. But let’s examine a few realistic business scenarios for the Chicago star.