One team talking to Chicago predicts that the Cubs are getting ready to do “something big” as soon as Thursday night. That source predicted that the team’s position players — Bryant, Baez and Anthony Rizzo — could be on the move first, followed on Friday by closer Craig Kimbrel.
Of course, the timing will also be up to the acquiring teams.
The Mets have eyed Bryant since the winter, when they were willing to trade J.D. Davis to get him. They could play Baez at shortstop until his friend Francisco Lindor returns from the injured list, then move Baez to second or third base.