Dodgers and Cubs are perfect trade partners for Kris Bryant

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JULY 12: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring the game-winning run in the 8th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on July 12, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Pirates 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Dodgers are looking to make a big move and outside of Mookie Betts, the next big trade they could make is for Kris Bryant.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting with plenty of “cap space” after failed runs at Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon among others.  While their exact payroll number remains unknown until arbitration salaries are settled, the ballpark range is $30-$40 million dollars that the Dodgers have to work with to remain under the luxury tax threshold.  According to Stan Kasten, the Dodgers are expected to go above the luxury tax line this year so moves are coming if Kasten is true to his word.

One of the speculated and rumored moves is for the Dodgers to acquire Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox.  While Betts is a great fit in LA, it remains to be seen if the Red Sox will part with the face of their franchise.  Another intriguing possibility is Kris Bryant.  The Cubs are still waiting for the conclusion of Bryant’s grievance to see if the slugger has one more season before free agency or two.  Regardless of the outcome, a Kris Bryant trade makes sense for both clubs.

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