DENVER (CBS) — Kris Bryant played in his fourth and possibly last All-Star game with the Cubs on Tuesday.
With the Cubs on track to be sellers at the trade deadline, the free agent to be is a prime candidate to be dealt.READ MORE: With COVID-19 Omicron Variant Cases Being Identified In U.S., Local Public Health Officials Are On High Alert
Bryant, while trying to enjoy his time in Colorado, admitted the issue has been on his mind.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Early Morning Showers; Mild Day Friday
“I would be lying if I didn’t think about that. I’ve thought about it just because of the rumors that are out there,” he said. “But yeah, certainly, whenever my time is done playing for the Cubs – whether I retire here or not – I certainly hope to go out with just representing who I am, and just a good person, and with class, and keep my head high, and realizing – whether it’s one World Series or four or five more, whatever we did here was special, and something that when I’m done playing this game, I can look back on – however long I spent in this uniform – and be very proud of it.”
The trade deadline is 17 days away. The Cubs are eight games out of first place
Thus, barring a big surge coming out of the break, some of their core guys will likely be traded.