Paul Sullivan: Relaxed and ready for whatever happens, Cubs' Kris Bryant finally at ease after enduring trade rumors, injuries and the worst season of his career

Kris Bryant began most mornings at spring training last year answering questions from a half-dozen or so reporters, some standing in line at his locker for interviews. It started on the first day of camp when manager David Ross hinted Bryant may be the new lead-off man, and it continued almost every day for several weeks, whether the subject was labor negotiations, free agency, the Cubs’ lack of spending, the impending birth of his son, or any number of other subjects. At one point a Cubs employee suggested the media give Bryant a break. “You’re wearing him out,” he said. “It’s only spring tra…

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