Boras says that he communicates with Theo on a regular basis and that he and Kris Bryant are “more than willing to discuss anything they’d like right now on a multi-year basis.”
A new suitor has entered the KB sweepstakes – the Washington Nationals. Most likely realizing that Rendon is now an unaffordable luxury, the Nats are going to do whatever it takes to keep a high profile third baseman on the diamond.
We have already seen the Rangers, Braves, and now Dodgers reportedly inquiring about Kris Bryant, but at this point, the Dodgers seem more in on Rendon, leading me to believe the Rangers and Braves will continue to discuss things with Chicago.
Josh Lindblom, a West Lafayette In, native, is an intriguing name in the free-agent pool as he took home the 2019 MVP honors in the KBO this past season.
For the Cubs, there was no action from San Diego, unless, of course, you want to count Jon Heyman and others mentioning Kris Bryant’s name.
Early Monday morning, David Kaplan tweeted, “It's incredible to think the last time MLB Winter Meetings were in San Diego, the Cubs stole the show by landing Jon Lester. Five years later, they are stuck in payroll hell because of bad contracts and a farm system that has struggled. How the hell did we get here?”
While this is expected to be the offseason of reckoning that Epstein has promised, will they really deal from their so-called core?
It’s now reached the point where Tom Ricketts’ checkbook appears to be glued shut, leaving Theo forced to orchestrate trades.
As rumors – and anger in the case of some fans – continue to fly about Willson Contreras being on the trading block, Willy’s stock just went up again.
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