3B,LF,RF - CHC
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Cubs will tender a contract to 2016 NL MVP Kris Bryant.
Nightengale adds that the Cubs won't be extending contracts to Kyle Schwarber or Albert Almora, however. Bryant had a disastrous 2020 campaign, hitting just .206 with four homers while posting a .644 OPS. He'll be a free agent after 2021, but he's still a candidate to be traded this offseason.
Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports Cubs 3B Kris Bryant is unlikely to be traded before Wednesday's deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligibile players.
Morosi adds that Bryant's market should become "clearer" after that. More activity is expected to occur around the league beginning on Thursday. Bryant keeps popping up in trade rumors, and the former MVP could certainly be on the move this winter. The Nationals are one of the teams that have been linked to Bryant this offseason.
Jon Morosi of the MLB Network is reporting that the Nationals are considering a trade for Cubs’ 3B Kris Bryant.
The Nationals are looking to acquire a third baseman and are considering a trade for Bryant. Free agent DJ LeMahieu is also drawing interest from Washington. A change of scenery might help Bryant’s value, who is looking to bounce back after struggling last season. Bryant slashed .206/.293/.351 with four home runs, 11 RBI and 20 runs scored over 147 plate appearances in 2020.
Kris Bryant went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Game 1 of the Wild Card series against the Marlins on Wednesday.
Bryant wasn't able to build on his momentum from the weekend for Game 1. He will still be a cheap DFS play on Thursday, making him a high-risk, high-reward option.
Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 on Sunday with a solo homer off of Reynaldo Lopez and the White Sox. He also walked once and finished the day with two runs and two RBI. The Cubs won, 10-8.
Bryant struggled mightily this year, but finished this weekend with two homers and six RBI. While his .206 average and .644 OPS are suboptimal, he will be an undervalued DFS play this past week as he continues to heat up.