The Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies both have a disgruntled superstar third baseman on their hands in Kris Bryant and Nolan Arenado, respectively. All parties are looking for a way out, and that pursuit has yielded a novel idea. Why not a clean swap?
Well, that's certainly one way for both teams to get rid of their franchise cornerstones.
While the Cubs would have to take on a good chunk of Arenado's $255 million contract, Chicago would likely need to send a piece or two to Colorado in a potential deal for salary purposes.
Arenado and Bryant could both finally leave the organizations with whom they've soured on in the past few months, while neither team loses a reliable hitter and fielder at the hot corner that they can plug into the lineup every day. It's a win-win in the truest form of the phrase, if it could only be so simple.