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Free Agency: Rockies Recruit Kris Bryant

March 17, 2022 Free Agency: Rockies Recruit Kris Bryant

By: Carlos Alvarez

Colorado Signs 3rd Baseman to 7-Year, $182 Million Mega-Deal

Kris Bryant is moving for the third time in less than a year. The former Cubs star was traded to the Giants before last season’s trade deadline, and now he’s heading to Colorado. The Rockies recruited Bryant with a massive seven-year, $182 million deal. Bryant began to slump last season after the trade, but the 2016 NL MVP and World Series champion still earned his fourth All-Star nod in 2021. The Rockies have failed to reach the playoffs in each of the last three seasons, and last year’s trade of Nolan Arenado coupled with Trevor Story’s likely departure made Colorado desperate for a versatile player like Bryant. He’ll likely be the cornerstone bat alongside Charlie Blackmon.

 

Notable Trades

Blue Jays Acquire 3B Matt Chapman From A’s

 

Notable Free-Agent Signings

Rockies Sign 3B Kris Bryant (7 Years, $182 Million)

Cubs Sign OF Seiya Suzuki (5 Years, $85 Million)

Phillies Sign OF Kyle Schwarber (4 Years, $80 Million)

Giants Sign OF Joc Pederson (TBD)

Yankees Re-Sign Anthony Rizzo (2 Years, $32 Million)

 

🚨 BREAKING NEWS

Dodgers Sign 1B Freddie Freeman (6 Years, $162 Million)

 

Additional Storylines

MLB: The Latest Rumors on Remaining Free Agents

 

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