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Saturday, February 01, 2020

Revisiting Kris Bryant trade situation 2 weeks before Phillies spring training

With two weeks until pitchers and catchers report around the league, three top players could still be traded if the right price is met.

Kris Bryant, Nolan Arenado, Mookie Betts.

While it looks increasingly likely that Colorado opens the season with Arenado, a big piece of the Bryant puzzle was finally solved earlier this week when an arbiter ruled in favor of the Cubs, determining that Bryant would not gain an extra year of service time for the clear manipulation the Cubs pulled with him in 2015 when they called him up to the majors one day after the cutoff.

It means that Bryant is under two full years of club control. It’s a huge benefit to the Cubs because two years of a very good player will net you more in a trade than one.

To say nothing about how, under a circumstance like that, you might not want said player to linger in the clubhouse longer than absolutely necessary, especially with a manager that screams “weak”.....

 

QLE Posted: February 01, 2020 at 01:31 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: kris bryant, trade talk

 

 

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