But it's possible that the Cubs will trade him, perhaps as soon as this winter.
According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Cubs have made it clear to the rest of the league that they'd be open to trade discussion with just about any of their players, including star third baseman Kris Bryant.More news: Kuchar builds 2-shot lead at Mayakoba Classic | Sports General
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo saw all the articles that were saying that Bryant and himself could be traded this offseason and responded with the following tweet.
"I answered a general question about whether we have untouchables", he said via the Chicago Tribune. I think Olney is a perfectly fine reporter, but if that's him speaking as an analyst and dot-connector ... "Like most teams, we are looking for players like Kris Bryant".
"I just don't believe in operating with 'untouchables, ' because why limit yourself in any way".More news: Microsoft testing ‘to-do’ feature on Word
The Cubs have reportedly been telling teams that almost every player on the team - including Bryant - is available.
And nobody is more important to that than Bryant, the best overall hitter on the roster - who was hampered and idled for lengthy stretches last season by left shoulder soreness. "There are players who have nearly made themselves untouchables". He is under team control through 2021. Heck, you'd expect them to consider everything anyway. "It's certainly time. It's certainly a pivotal season for us as an organization for this group to go out there and accomplish some special things".More news: ‘Crackdown’ is free on Xbox One right now