In the event they lose All-Star third baseman Anthony Rendon in free agency, the Nationals could turn to Kris Bryant as a replacement.
Tuesday, MLB.com's Jon Morosi reported the Nationals have "made an initial inquiry" to the Cubs about trading for Bryant.
Morosi added that Bryant isn't expected to be traded soon, as his market hinges on a) his unresolved service time grievance case and b) where Rendon and fellow free agent third baseman Josh Donaldson sign.
Monday, WSCR's Bruce Levine reported the Phillies and Cubs have discussed a Bryant trade. But similarly, there's nothing to the talks currently due to the two aforementioned factors.
There's also the chance the Cubs hang on to the 2016 National League MVP. They won't trade Bryant just for the sake of doing so, especially if they deem any trade offers as insufficient. But if they do decide to move him, it appears the Cubs will have several potential trade partners, at the least.
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