Rays Reportedly Now Talking to the Cubs About Kris Bryant *AND* Craig Kimbrel

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Rays Reportedly Now Talking to the Cubs About Kris Bryant *AND* Craig Kimbrel

Chicago Cubs

It’s been Mets, Mets, Mets all day for the Cubs rumors – and then a nebulous group of 10 teams for Craig Kimbrel – but now the Rays have re-entered the chat.

Per Ken Rosenthal, they are talking not only Kris Bryant (as previously rumored), but also Kimbrel:

Obviously the Rays’ farm system is loaded, so in that respect, you’d love to see them involved (especially because they might require the Cubs to eat salary, which means the Cubs can demand even more in return).

Moreover, it’s just nice to have the Rays pushing here close to the deadline as other teams seem to be dragging their feet. Or maybe the Cubs are the ones dragging their feet hoping a team will leap with a major offer. Maybe that team is the Rays. Obviously the rest of the AL East has really been pushing in, and so far, the Rays have added Nelson Cruz, but could stand to add more.



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.