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Kris Bryant and other news from the beginning of the baseball week.

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The latest indigestibles in digest form:

From Cubs.com:

From ESPN Chicago:

  • Mark Simon reports: Kris Bryant is the likely rookie of the year. Here's a look at the top candidates: Top Stats to Know.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

  • Rob Ogden reports that the Cubs are open to trading Jorge Soler or Javier Baez for pitching. He bases his surmise on a report by Ken Rosenthal which specifically mentions the two players. Starlin Castro is also mentioned in this context.
  • Dave Martinez is out of the hunt for the Dodgers job, reports Kyle Thele by way of Jon Heyman. Tim Wallach is the likeliest candidate to win the bench-coach job there.

From the Daily Herald:

From Cubs Den:

  • North Side Irish brings us the Rumor Thread, in which trading prospects are discussed during a slow baseball news day.

From Bleacher Nation:

  • Brett Taylor reports that the Cubs have recently had trade conversations with half the league in his Bullets. Good stuff about Jason Hammel and Pierce Johnson.
  • Brett also says that Zack Greinke probably won't return to the Dodgers. Also, the Cubs' name keeps coming up. Hmm.
  • Finally, Brett opines about Ken Rosenthal's column about Soler and Baez. Just because there's interest doesn't mean something is going to happen.

From Cubs Insider:

  • Evan Altman previews Monday night's announcement of the Rookies of the Year. No surprises, but good to see some kind of confirmation.

Miscellaneous:

Food for thought: