You can focus on the negatives after being traded to a new team — finding a new place to stay, leaving teammates and friends, having to start anew — but one player hopes to focus on the positives. “It means I’m wanted somewhere. At least one team sees potential in me.” Those were the comments heard after the Chicago Cubs came to an agreement to deal 29-year old 3B Kris Bryant to the New York Mets for 26-year old RHP Roberto Osuna, 32-year old minor league RF Kevin Pillar, 33-year old RHP Dellin Betances, 19-year old minor league CF Pete Crow-Armstrong, and 20-year old minor league RHP Matt Allan earlier today. The deal is expected to be formally announced later this evening.
Chicago will retain a portion of Bryant’s remaining contract.
Bryant is presently batting .219 with 11 home runs, 38 runs scored and 36 RBIs. His OBP is .332.
For the season Pillar has produced 1 hit in 8 at-bats for a .125 average with no home runs and gotten on base at a .222 clip.