Kris Bryant has discovered a brand new dwelling, one that may possible deal with him — and his bat — properly.
Bryant has agreed to a seven-year take care of the Rockies, as first reported by MLB Community’s Jon Heyman. The deal is reportedly price $182 million and comprises a full no-trade clause.
The deal comes after Colorado emerged as a suitor for Bryant in latest days. As most of the main post-lockout free agent dominoes have but to fall, the Rockies had been in a position to hammer down a deal to deliver Bryant to hitter-friendly Coors Area.
He moved throughout the sphere final season with the Cubs and Giants, and can deliver that very same defensive flexibility to the Rockies along with possible incomes some relaxation at designated hitter occasionally. Bryant can reliably play third base, first base, and within the outfield.
Bryant additionally will inject important offensive firepower into the Rockies’ lineup. He hit .265/.353/.481 final season with a 124 OPS+, which means he was comfortably higher than the league common (100). He contributed 3.Three wins above substitute and slugged 25 homers whereas logging 73 RBIs between the Cubs and Giants.
Chicago is the place Bryant started his profession again in 2015. He was named an All-Star in every of his first two seasons, and in 2016 gained the league MVP award whereas main the Cubs to their first World Sequence in 108 years. He made two extra All-Star Video games over the subsequent 5 years earlier than being traded to the Giants ultimately 12 months’s commerce deadline.