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Friday, February 26, 2021

Kris Bryant Open to New Deal, Knows Time as Cub Could Wind Down

Bryant said he is open to signing a long-term contract to remain with the Cubs before his deal expires at the end of the World Series.

“I’ve always said I’ve been open and willing to hear whatever Jed now has to say and would take it with open arms and consider everything that is thrown my way,” he said. “I think I’ve communicated that well with them. They know where I stand.”

But there is plenty of uncertainty surrounding the Cubs, particularly when it comes to some of their biggest stars.

Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Báez have expiring contracts. All three struggled during the pandemic-shortened season. But they all have played huge roles in transforming the long-suffering franchise into a championship organization.

They helped lead the Cubs to a World Series title in 2016, ending a drought that dated to 1908. But the organization is in transition.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 26, 2021 at 11:18 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, kris bryant

Monday, November 23, 2020

Kris Bryant deal was discussed this past summer, Boston still could have interest in 2016 NL MVP

The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs discussed slugger Kris Bryant this past summer, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Tribune listed the Red Sox as one of the potential teams who could have interest in acquiring the slugger this offseason…..

Per the Chicago Tribune: “Two sources confirmed the Red Sox and Cubs discussed Bryant this summer, but those talks faded. Rafael Devers is the incumbent at third base, which means the Red Sox would envision Bryant as a left fielder. ...Mike Bryant, Kris’ father, is a Massachusetts native, but his son will dictate where he plays when becoming a free agent after 2021.”

Bryant has made 172 career appearances (117 starts) in the outfield. Sixty-six of those starts came in left field.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 23, 2020 at 01:13 PM | 0 comment(s)
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