Major League Baseball's regular season will get underway in about five weeks' time. Even so, the Chicago Cubs have yet to give third baseman Kris Bryant any assurance that he will remain with the organization heading into Opening Day. Bryant, predictably, would prefer that change.
"I would like one. I would like to be in the loop a little bit. Obviously, they don't have to keep me in the loop by any means," Bryant told reporters, including Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times on Saturday. "I feel like I've earned a little respect here, just how I go about my business and just who I am as a player and person, too."
Bryant held court with the Chicago press Saturday after arriving at camp. He discussed a number of other topics, including the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal (he thinks the players should be punished) and his views on social media (he's not a fan).