Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant reacts to trade rumors, denies turning down extension


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Bryant wants to remain a Cub (Brad Mills - USA Today Sports)
Bryant wants to remain a Cub (Brad Mills - USA Today Sports)

Chicago Cubs standout third baseman Kris Bryant arrived in Mesa, Arizona on Saturday morning.

Bryant had to talk with the media about various topics, including all the trade rumors floating around the entire offseason.

"I think I have always had the stance that, 'Yes, I want to play here. I love the city,'" Bryant said. "The biggest thing about this whole trade rumors that has disappointed me is that people said, 'Let's get rid of him now because he doesn't want to be here in two years. He turned down this monster extension well north of $200 million.' I am like, where was that? I never saw that -- rumors, sources, people saying things. The only thing that matters is what comes from my mouth. Never once have I said I never wanted to play here. We have it so good here. Of course, I want to play here."

Bryant would love to play for the Cubs for many more years.

"You look at the teams that want to win and want the best players, the Cubs are at the top of the leaderboard there," Bryant said. "I want to win. We won here before. Any message we ever got here was all about winning. Of course, I want to be a part of a winning organization."

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