I Know One Young Cubs Fan Who'll Be Happy to See Kris Bryant Stay Put!

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I Know One Young Cubs Fan Who’ll Be Happy to See Kris Bryant Stay Put!

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With all the unexpected rumors floating around out there in the Cubs world, I was beginning to get a little overwhelmed by the headlines lately.

And of course, this doesn’t even include the fact that the Cubs still need a backup hitting coach, a new pitching coach (probably), and have lost rising front office star Shiraz Rehman to the Rangers!

But like I said in that tweet, not all of those stories are necessarily true. Indeed, the most egregious rumor – the Cubs are considering trading Kris Bryant – has already been shot down by Theo Epstein, himself. In short: the Cubs will “listen” on anybody, but that doesn’t mean they’re actively pursuing a deal. Obviously.

And I’m glad to hear that. Kris Bryant is a supremely talented baseball player, the Cubs are in the middle of their competitive window, and there’s hardly a package that would make sense in return – especially after a down season (thanks to injuries) in 2018.

But besides ALL THOSE REASONS for not wanting the Cubs to move Bryant, I don’t think I would’ve been able to break it to his biggest fan ever:

That was first published a couple years ago – in the middle of Bryant’s 2016 MVP and the Cubs World Series campaign – so I can’t even imagine how big of a fan young Eli is now.

So you see, Mr. Epstein. You CAN’T trade Kris Bryant, unless you want to break this little fan’s heart. GOT IT?


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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami.