Nationals considering a trade for Kris Bryant

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Washington Nationals are considering a trade for Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant. The Nationals are also interested in signing free agent D.J. LeMahieu.

However, LeMahieu prefers to stay in New York. He wants to either sign with the New York Mets, or re-sign with the New York Yankees.

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant celebrates with his teammates after hitting a grand slam against the Chicago White Sox
Kris Bryant celebrates with his teammates after hitting a grand slam against the Chicago White Sox (Photo by the Chicago Cubs/Instagram)

Bryant; however, is reportedly available. It is believed that the Cubs will either trade Bryant or Anthony Rizzo in the off-season.

It is not surprising to hear Bryant’s name in trade rumors. His name has been mentioned in proposed talks for the past several years.

Whatever the Cubs do, it’ll be done by Jed Hoyer, who is the team’s new President of Baseball Operations. The former GM has been promoted to the new role after Theo Epstein’s resignation from the role with one-year, $10 million left on his contract.

The 28-year-old Las Vegas, Nevada-born player has spent the last six seasons with the Cubs. He appeared in just 34 games this past season during the 60-game MLB coronavirus schedule.

Bryant had a .206 batting average with four home runs and 11 RBIs in 131 at-bats in the aforementioned 34 games. He also had 27 hits, including five doubles and one triple, including 20 runs scored.

In his career after debuting in 2015, Bryant has had a .280 batting average in 740 games. He has had 142 home runs and 414 RBIs in 2,774 at-bats.

Plus, he also had 172 doubles and 17 triples on 778 hits, while scoring 506 runs. He also struck out 773 times and walked 381 times.

He won the 2016 National League MVP. Bryant was also a three-time All-Star and was the 2015 NL Rookie of the Year.

Bryant was a member of the 2016 Cubs team that ended the “Curse of the Billy Goat,” as the team won the World Series. The Game 7 win over the Cleveland Indians snapped 108-years in between World Series titles.

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