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Kris Bryant Newsbeat

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Cubs give Kris Bryant a day off but maintain he’s in a ‘good place’

No, Kris Bryant is not hurt. His absence from the lineup Saturday afternoon has nothing to do with his left shoulder.

“This was part of the three-day in advance lineups and today was his day,” Joe Maddon said. “That’s it.”

OK, so…story over?

Not quite. Bryant isn’t hurt, but he is slumping and it’s understandable fans go straight to freaking out after the way 2018 went, when the former NL MVP battled the shoulder injury all season that kept him out of the lineup and made him look off at the plate even when he was on the field.

So, he’s at The Newberry, in other words?

QLE Posted: April 14, 2019 at 07:10 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, kris bryant, shoulder

Friday, March 01, 2019

Top 5 impending free agents now that Bryce Harper and Manny Machado signed

The saga of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado’s search for a new home has finally come to an end which means it’s time to start obsessing over the next big free agent contracts.

While we’ll certainly miss the Bryce-Manny Tracker, the wave of superstars following them to pick out their own Brinks truck will provide just as much excitement in their hunt for a new contract.

Among the top five free agents who should cash in are three MVPs, three World Series champions and arguably the greatest player in baseball in generations.

Well, no better time to start this conversation than the present….

QLE Posted: March 01, 2019 at 06:15 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, francisco lindor, free agents, kris bryant, mike trout, mookie betts

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Kris Bryant: MLB’s service time manipulation is ‘awful’

Despite all signs pointing towards the contrary, two of baseball’s top prospects — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays) and Eloy Jiménez (White Sox) — are not expected to make their team’s Opening Day rosters. The reasoning behind the move? Service time manipulation.

Players receive MLB service time for every day they spend on a team’s active roster and/or injured list. One year of service time equates to 172 days spent on an active roster/injured list; for reference, MLB’s regular season is 187 days long. After six years of MLB service time, a player is eligible for free agency.

Essentially, the Blue Jays and White Sox will gain another year of control over Guerrero Jr. and Jimenez by keeping them in the minor leagues to start the 2019 season. Kris Bryant, of course, is no stranger to this.

A few words on service-time games, from one who has experienced them directly.

 

QLE Posted: February 26, 2019 at 05:41 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: corruption, eloy jimenez, kris bryant, service time, vladimir guerrero jr.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Cubs’ Kris Bryant on critics entering 2019 season: ‘Bring it on’

It’s no secret that Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant struggled in 2018.

While dealing with a shoulder injury that limited him to just 102 games, he batted .272, hit just 13 home runs and had 52 RBIs — all of which were career-lows. He was even sent to the disabled list for the first time in his four-year career last season.

Naturally, that caused plenty in the baseball world to start doubting the former Rookie of the Year and National League MVP.

 

QLE Posted: February 24, 2019 at 08:49 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, kris bryant

Monday, January 21, 2019

Cubs 3B Bryant healthy again after last year’s shoulder woes

CHICAGO—If Kris Bryant knows anything about where Bryce Harper is going in free agency, he is staying quiet for the moment.

Bryant does know at least one thing that should delight fans of the Chicago Cubs.

“The shoulder is perfectly healed. Feels great,” Bryant said. “Everything about it feels right back to where I was before.”

Mind you, if pitchers are a sign of anything, your guess is as good as mine how long that will last….

QLE Posted: January 21, 2019 at 11:07 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: best shape of his life, kris bryant

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Kris Bryant dissed St. Louis and Yadier Molina called him a loser

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant might get booed more than normal the first time he plays the St. Louis Cardinals in 2019. Bryant drew the ire of the entire Cardinals fanbase, and catcher Yadier Molina, Saturday after calling St. Louis “boring.”

Bryant made those comments while appearing on a show hosted by Ryan Dempster. You can watch the full exchange below.

Bryant mentioned that he met Nelly at a concert during the offseason. He noted that Nelly is a Cardinals fan, which drew boos from the audience. Bryant joined in and encouraged the booing before saying, “Who would want to play in St. Louis? It’s so boring. I always get asked, like, where do you like to play where do you not like to play, and St. Louis is on the places I don’t like to play.”

Mind you, can anyone abuse St. Louis as much as the last 119 years of American history have?

 

QLE Posted: January 20, 2019 at 09:48 AM | 87 comment(s)
  Beats: kris bryant, st. louis, yadier molina

Friday, January 18, 2019

Report: Theo Epstein faced pressure from Bryzzo to fire Chili Davis

It’s been 99 days since the Cubs fired Chili Davis, but we’re still hearing new reports on the reasoning behind the decision.

The latest comes from SNY’s John Harper, who explained why the New York Mets were so quick to hire Davis after he was fired from the Red Sox and Cubs in successive winters.

If aspects of what are claimed here are remotely true, it is quite possible that Cubs fans have things to worry about far worse than team spending….

QLE Posted: January 18, 2019 at 07:57 AM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: anthony rizzo, chili davis, cubs, inmates running the asylum, kris bryant, theo epstein

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Olney: Cubs Open to Trading Bryant

But it’s possible that the Cubs will trade him, perhaps as soon as this winter. As part of their early offseason discussions, according to sources, the Cubs have indicated to other teams they are willing to discuss trade proposals for almost all of the players on their roster and those sources say that includes Bryant

Chris Fluit Posted: November 10, 2018 at 11:45 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, kris bryant

 

 

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