Chicago Cubs Reportedly ‘Absolutely Motivated’ To Get Kris Bryant For Nolan Arenado Deal Done

Kris Bryant swings the bat for the Chicago Cubs

While the entirety of the Chicago Cubs roster is reporting to spring training, it’s possible the front office isn’t done making additions to or subtractions from the team. A new report surfaced on Thursday morning that claims Theo Epstein and company are still “absolutely motivated” to acquire Nolan Arenado from the Colorado Rockies. As has been the case when these rumors first surfaced, it appears the best way to make such a deal happen is sending Kris Bryant back in return.

David Kaplan reported a conversation he had with a member of the Rockies’ press corps earlier this week on ESPN 100, per Bleacher Nation. First, Kaplan confirmed the phone calls between the two teams have been ongoing, even while some have been content to think any Kris Bryan trade talks would be shelved until midseason.

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