The Colorado Rockies remain keen on retaining star shortstop Trevor Story, who is a hot commodity on the free-agent market. However, the organization is also eyeing another high-profile name in Kris Bryant. Per Jon Heyman:
The Rockies are interested in Kris Bryant as they are obviously aiming to compete in 2022. Geographically it would certainly work for Bryant, a Las Vegas native.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 30, 2021
Bryant, like Story, is one of several names this winter who is being pursued by a number of different ballclubs. The Rockies will surely have competition for the ex-Cubs slugger, but he would definitely be a nice addition.
The 29-year-old hit .265 in time split between Chicago and the San Francisco Giants in 2021, also slugging 25 homers and driving in 73 en route to being named a National League All-Star. Bryant was a key piece for the Giants after the trade deadline as they went on to win the NL West.
Between Bryant's impact bat and defensive versatility, this could be a logical fit for the Rockies. While Ryan McMahon did a decent job at third base last season, they've struggled to replace Nolan Arenado's production at the hot corner. Bryant can play the position but is also capable of playing the outfield. As Heyman mentioned, he's from Las Vegas, which is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Denver as well.
The Mets, Giants, and Mariners are three other teams who have shown interest in Kris Bryant.