It's time to light up the offseason hot stove for a fresh batch of MLB trade rumors.
Several team executives recently told Jon Morosi of MLB Network they believe at least one of Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, and Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor will be traded this offseason.
All three All-Stars have been subjects of recent trade rumors. It's believed Betts, 27, is unlikely to sign an extension with the Red Sox before hitting free agency next winter, which may lead the team to move him.
Lindor has been tied to the Los Angeles Dodgers since the season ended. Like Betts, he is not expected to agree to an extension with his current club. The 25-year-old has two more years of team control before he hits free agency in 2022.
Bryant, 27, first saw his name pop up in trade speculation last winter, but he's not the only Cubs mainstay who may become available; Javier Baez and Willson Contreras have both been mentioned already this offseason.
The annual GM meetings kicked off Monday and will run through Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona.