Diamondbacks Reportedly 'Exploring' Possible Kris Bryant Trade With the Cubs

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks
Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Arizona Diamondbacks made a huge splash in free agency when they inked Madison Bumgarner to a five-year, $85 million deal. Bringing in MadBum was a big step forward, but their work may not be done just yet.

The DBacks have reportedly been exploring the idea of trading for Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, per insider John Gambadoro.

The Cubs would surely demand a major ransom in exchange for the former NL MVP, and high-ranking prospects will be a must. If the two clubs do advance in trade talks, some names to look out for would include the likes of outfielders Alex Thomas, Kristian Robinson or Corbin Carroll, all of whom rank on MLB Pipeline's list of the top 100 prospects in baseball.

Some possible pitching prospects who could intrigue the Cubs include Jon Duplantier and Levi Kelly.

The acquisition of Bryant would be a huge get for this lineup, as he would slot in alongside the likes of Ketel Marte, Eduardo Escobar, the recently-extended David Peralta and offseason acquisition Kole Calhoun.

In 2019, Bryant slashed .282/.382/.521 with 31 home runs and 77 RBI, appearing in 147 games. Keep an eye on Arizona as the offseason trade market heats up.