San Francisco Giants Get In On The Action, Scooping Emotional Kris Bryant From Cubs


Getting in just under the deadline, the San Francisco Giants have landed the last big fish in the trade deadline market, Kris Bryant from the Chicago Cubs. 

One of the most insane trade deadlines in memory has come to a close (4:00pm EDT), and the Giants simply had to make a move, after watching their NL West rivals Los Angeles Dodgers nab the biggest prizes, Max Scherzer and Trea Turner. 

Kris Bryant had been targeted heavily by the New York Mets, according to sources all week, but the Giants got their man. Bryant is a free agent at season's end, and this trade completes the dismantling of the 2016 World Series champions roster. 

The Giants get a much-needed bat, and one with the flexibility to help them at a number of otherwise weak positions. Bryant will surely play some first, some third, and even possibly the outfield. He's hitting .267, with 18 HR and 51 RBI this season, and a solid .861 OPS. 

Bryant was Minor League Player of the Year in 2014, Rookie of the Year in 2015 and NL MVP in 2016.

In return, the Cubs receive two prospects from San Fran, catcher Alexander Canario and RHP Caleb Kilian. 

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