Cubs trade Kris Bryant to Giants in blockbuster deal
Perhaps the biggest prize of the MLB trade deadline has now been dealt. After weeks and weeks of ongoing discussions and rumors, it has finally happened. Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant has been traded to the Giants, according to Jeff Passan.
Bryant to SF, source tells, ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2021
Bryant was arguably the best bat on the market, and after the Cubs and Bryant couldn’t agree on a new contract prior to the season, it seemed inevitable that he would be dealt by the time the MLB trade deadline passed. The San Diego Padres and New York Mets were among the possible destinations for Bryant as rumors picked up steam in the days leading up to the deadline.
On the year, Bryant has a .269 batting average and has hit 18 home runs with 51 RBI. For some time it looked as if the Cubs would hold onto him, but prior to the MLB All-Star break, Chicago hit a 10 game losing skid, all but ending their hopes of any shot of a playoff berth.
Now, Bryant is headed to the Giants, and it is going to be different not seeing him in a Cubs uniform after he spent the first seven years of his MLB career playing home games at Wrigley Field.
It’s one of many move the Cubs have already made. It’s a list that includes: Anthony Rizzo going to the Yankees, Javy Baez to the Mets, Ryan Tepara and Craig Kimbrel to the White Sox and now, Kris Bryant to the Giants.
The rebuild is on in Chicago and it will be a big time project for the Cubs as they will look to turn things around in the coming seasons.