Report: Kris Bryant Not Welcome Back With The Giants


A report in The Athletic suggests that Kris Bryant's run with the San Francisco Giants will be over after just three months. 

Appearing on MLB Network, Andrew Baggarly indicated that some aspects of Bryant's game "definitely underwhelmed" the Giants, notably his defense, and the fact that his swing won't age well. 

"[Bryant's] swing relies on a bit more athleticism and there's some risk there," said Baggarly. The Giants do acknowledge that Bryant is "a star", according to Baggarly, and were "happy with what he contributed", but it's pretty clear from this report that they will not be pursuing him in free agency.

Bryant hit .262 for the Giants after they acquired him from the Chicago Cubs at the trade deadline, along with 7 HR and 22 RBIs, and a somewhat middling .788 OPS (about 100 points below his career mark).

Bryant played some third base, along with all three outfield spots for the Giants.

He should still have plenty of suitors on the free agent market, including the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and even the team he spent his entire career with until the trade, the Cubs.

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