When the MLB lockout is finally over, the Cubs could be on top of Kris Bryant. The former franchise platform may return to the North Side.
FanSided’s Robert Murray reported on Tuesday that there are same hobbies between the two, via the Baseball Insiders podcast.
“That’s what I’m working on behind the scenes. I was told by someone who knew Chicago: ‘I wouldn’t rule that out.’ And it’s been on my mind ever since. I am following that…. I think Kris Bryant’s return to Chicago is a realistic scenario. And the number you threw out – $27.28 million – makes complete sense….,” Murray reported.
So why would Bryant consider returning to Chicago just a few months after they settled him elsewhere?
Cubs: Kris Bryant has a good relationship with Jed Hoyer
Bryant and Cubs The main office didn’t always get along, but once it became clear that Hoyer and Co. would trade him elsewhere, they made up for that.
KB expressed admiration for the way Hoyer handled the trade negotiations, as he brought each of the Cubs’ core members to a new home that benefits each of them. Javy Baez is sent to Queens to play with his good friend, Francisco Lindor. Anthony Rizzo has family in New York, so the Yankees are a good landing spot. Craig Kimbrel’s son has a heart condition, so a deal with the White Sox allows for a closer stay in Chicago.
As for Bryant, he has family out West, so moving to San Francisco also allows him to spend more time at home. Hoyer’s decision-making is already on the horizon, and probably won’t go unnoticed for the foreseeable future if Bryant chooses to move back to Chicago.
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