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Cubs and Rockies Reportedly Discussed Kris Bryant and Nolan Arenado Swap

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Nolan Arenado and Kris Bryant might switch teams | Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

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?

According to ESPN Chicago, the Cubs and Rockies have discussed a deal that would send Arenado to the Windy City and Bryant, who just lost his service time grievance, to the Rocky Mountains.

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.