Kris Bryant is no stranger to trade rumors. What’s changed is his trust that Cubs will be transparent with him.

CHICAGO — The text appeared on Kris Bryant’s phone from an unknown Connecticut number. “Welcome to the Mets.” The Chicago Cubs third baseman didn’t recognize the number, prompting a call to his agent Scott Boras, who spoke with Cubs President Jed Hoyer and was told nothing was going on. The sequence followed a rumor circulating in early February indicating trade talks had resumed between the Cubs and New York Mets involving Bryant. Bryant is no stranger to trade rumors, having dealt with external noise the past three offseasons. In the last few months alone, Bryant has been connected to the To…

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