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More Smoke on Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras

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This past week, rumors ticked up on both Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras, with things possibly reaching a crescendo this weekend for Bryant. Or both?

This is the kind of thing a connected reporter like Heyman sends out when he’s heard there’s a lot of smoke, but just doesn’t quite have any particular details in place:

And it’s not that uncommon for reporters to get tips on things that may be coming soon, or conversations that are heating up, etc. – situations where things are percolating, but the specifics are hard to come by, either because they aren’t finalized, or because the key decision-makers are staying very tight-lipped. The Cubs, historically, are VERY tight-lipped on transactions.

That is all to say, when Heyman puts out something like this, particularly when there’s already industry buzz, it feels like a nod that, yes, he’s heard some scuttlebutt, too. It isn’t merely an acknowledgement that the Cubs are listening, as they always have. It’s more.

Alert status: medium-high. More on Bryant and Contreras earlier today, if you missed it:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.