Latest on Mets target Kris Bryant: Trade talks don't appear to be ongoing, could resume

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Kris Bryant wearing sunglasses
Kris Bryant wearing sunglasses

The Mets are interested in trading for Cubs' third baseman Kris Bryant. Here is the latest...

Feb. 19, 11:24 a.m.

Talks between the Mets and Chicago Cubs regarding Bryant didn't advance "past first inning," a source told SNY's Andy Martino.

Per Martino, talks do not appear to be ongoing at the moment but could possibly be revisited around the trade deadline.

After agreeing to a deal with Taijuan Walker, the Mets' payroll for luxury tax purposes is nearing $200 million, meaning a deal for Bryant right now would very likely take them past the $210 million tax threshold depending on the player(s) who would be dealt to the Cubs.

Feb. 11, 4:43 p.m.

The Cubs still don’t appear overly motivated to move Bryant before Opening Day, reports SNY's Andy Martino, who notes Chicago "would need to be convinced" to deal him.

Feb. 11, 1:51 p.m.

After initial trade talks died down well over a month ago, talks between the Mets and Chicago cubs have revived, SNY's Andy Martino reports.

Martino notes that the Mets like J.D. Davis' years of control, but the Cubs have expressed interest in him previously.

Bryant is owed $19.5 million for the 2021 season, after which he is eligible for free agency.