The Cubs salary dumped CY Young runner up Yu Darvish today, as they got a terrible return for a pretty darn good pitcher. It shows the Cubs want young talent and are willing to take a lesser package, to get ride of contracts.
The Mets should pounce on it and try to get Kris Bryant. Bryant is coming off an off year year were he hit just .206/.293/.351. Worrisome is his lack of power and hard hit contact.
However, Bryant was terrific in 2019 with a .903 OPS. He also played stellar defense at third with a plus 2 OAA. I would take 2019 Bryant at third any day.
With the Cubs just giving away players for financial release, it’s a fit for the Mets. The Mets don’t have the prospects the Padres (for example) have to trade. However the package will be very light and I think Bryant is worth a shot for around 19 mil.
These type of targets are the most likely off all. The Mets should be careful trading the prospects they have. In comes Bryant.
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