Paul Sullivan: Kris Bryant is in the thick of trade rumors again. Whether he stays or goes will be the biggest decision Jed Hoyer makes as Chicago Cubs president.

The problem with hanging on to Kris Bryant while trade rumors swirl is the probability those rumors will become a distraction for the Chicago Cubs the bulk of the spring. Team President Jed Hoyer, who spoke with Bryant recently and said the third baseman is in a “really good place,” is now at risk of putting his team in a really bad place. If the start of camp is supposed to get fans interested in the upcoming season, nothing says “don’t watch us” than nonstop rumors surrounding the likely departure of one of your stars. So either trade Bryant now and get it over with or start camp by assuring…

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