Kris Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kris Bryant admits Cubs are ‘tired.’ Sadly, the whole world can tell

    Chicago Sun-Times "Rarely is the glass half-full with Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Two-thirds full? Sure. Three-fourths? Even better. Overflowing? What the heck, let’s party. It’s hard to see emptiness when everything’s-gonna-be-all-right is staring back at you. But everything isn’t going to be all right. Not this..." October 18

  • Cubs need Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo to produce or else their reign as defending World Series champs is over

    NBC Chicago "Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo are the yin and yang of the Cubs lineup, the right- and left-handed forces that feed off each other, two huge building blocks for a World Series team, the smiling faces of the franchise, an ideal brand for social media and two friends close enough that Rizzo became a..." October 17

  • Joe Maddon: ‘Confidence issue’ causing Kris Bryant’s slump

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is not hitting well in the 2017 postseason. His manager, Joe Maddon, feels that his star’s slump is a matter of confidence. Whatever the cause, Bryant’s needs to snap out of it fast. In the NLDS victory over the Washington Nationals, Bryant slashed at..." October 17

  • Kris Bryant won't be the MVP this season, but his value to Cubs remains obvious

    Sporting News "Kris Bryant has been on a major run of award-collecting. He was the college baseball National Player of the Year in 2013, the Minor League Player of the Year in 2014, the National League Rookie of the Year in 2015, and the NL MVP in 2016. Bryant even topped his MVP season off by fielding the final..." October 06

  • Kris Bryant injury turns Anthony Rizzo into first lefty third baseman in over 20 years

    CBS Sports "The Cubs got quite the scare with one of their stars on Tuesday, but the news didn't turn out to be awful. Plus, they got some funny history out of the situation. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been used in quirky ways this season, namely switching out gloves and playing "second base"..." August 23

  • Kris Bryant: Joey Votto is 'the best player ever'

    USA Today "In the midst of arguably his best career season, Reds first baseman Joey Votto received the highest of praises from reigning National League MVP Kris Bryant. “He’s the best player ever,” Bryant said Wednesday, per CSN Chicago. “He’s my favorite player. I love watching him. I love talking to..." August 18

  • Wives of Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant inspire more Harper-to-Cubs buzz

    Sportress of Blogitude "The wives of Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant are now playing a role in fueling speculation that the Washington Nationals superstar slugger could join fellow Las Vegas native and friend by signing with the Chicago Cubs. Kayla Harper and Jess Bryant sat together and enjoyed the finale of the..." August 07

  • Kris Bryant on ejection: ‘I had to stick up for myself’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was ejected for the first time in his major league career during Tuesday’s 7-2 victory over the crosstown Chicago White Sox. Bryant’s ejection occurred during the fourth inning after arguing a questionable third-strike call by umpire Lance Barksdale. After..." July 26

  • Kris Bryant on ejection: 'I had to stick up for myself'

    CSN Chicago "There's always something wacky that occurs when the Cubs and White Sox get together for Crosstown. The lasting image from the 2017 iteration of the rivalry may be Kris Bryant getting ejected for the first time in the big leagues and only the second time in his life. Bryant - who was..." July 26

  • Kris Bryant confused by Cubs' on-base dance ritual

    ESPN "Two years ago, as the Chicago Cubs were beginning to build their winning chemistry under new manager Joe Maddon, a backup infielder found a unique way to add to the emerging vibe. Jonathan Herrera made it a tradition for a hitter to rub his helmet demonstratively after he reached base -- in..." July 20

  • All-Star or not, Cubs expect Kris Bryant to be their Derek Jeter in second-half push to October and beyond

    CSN Chicago "Derek Jeter is the headliner trying to corral enough heavy hitters to close a billion-dollar deal for the Miami Marlins, the sale of a dysfunctional franchise hanging over the All-Star Game this week in South Florida. Kris Bryant is the National League’s reigning MVP, not invited to Major..." July 12

  • Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant says Jon Lester didn't deserve boos

    Daily Herald "Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester took the brunt of the boos, but third baseman Kris Bryant said that was unfair. The Wrigley Field crowd of 41,604 booed when Lester came out of Sunday's 14-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates after just two-thirds of an inning and the Pirates ahead 10-0...." July 10

  • Kris Bryant explains Bryce Harper’s Instagram hashtag

    Larry Brown Sports "Kris Bryant thinks you shouldn’t read too much into Bryce Harper’s Instagram. The Chicago Cubs third baseman shrugged off Harper’s “Back2BackOneday” hashtag, attributing it to the Washington Nationals outfielder just having fun. “Not much at all,” Bryant told 670 The Score’s Bernstein and..." July 01

  • MLB wants Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo in Home Run Derby

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball wants a Chicago Cubs slugger involved in the Home Run Derby. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the league is lobbying Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo to participate in the Derby in Miami. Rizzo, in particular, is a Florida native, and there would certainly be..." June 30

  • Kris Bryant expects to avoid the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was diagnosed with a mild ankle sprain after stepping awkwardly on the bag last night while chasing a foul ball. Bryant needed the assistance of manager Joe Maddon and the team trainer to get off the field and, as a result, the Cubs faithful got a decent..." June 29

  • Bryce Harper hints he wants to play with Kris Bryant, sign with Cubs?

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper has heard the rumblings that he wants to sign with the Chicago Cubs when he becomes a free agent following the 2018 season, and he has downplayed them anytime the subject comes up. However, he did nothing to cool the speculation with a social media post on Tuesday. With the Cubs..." June 28

  • Bryant reportedly not interested in talking contract extension with Cubs

    Fanrag Sports "It appears Kris Bryant didn’t counter anything the Chicago Cubs may have offered — if they did get to make an official offer — as a couple sources said they did. This development affirms an earlier report of Tom Verducci of MLB Network and Sports Illustrated. One Cubs person suggested the..." June 02

  • Kris Bryant: Cubs have 'no reason to worry' over 25-24 start

    ESPN "Cubs manager Joe Maddon is keeping calm while fans in Chicago might be "freaking out" over the team's 25-24 record as the calendar hits Memorial Day. After a weekend sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Maddon was asked what to tell a nervous fan base. "Please, go ahead and freak..." May 29

  • Extension? Kris Bryant likes incentives, prefers to ‘play it out’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Talk to Cubs star Kris Bryant about things such as contract extensions, and he might bring up his track record of thriving when he has incentives to chase. It goes back to grade school, when his parents would give him $100 for every report card with straight A’s and his grandparents would give..." May 01

  • No bat flips for Bryant: Crushed HRs 'enough of a disgrace for the pitcher'

    CBSChicago.com "In this era of social media, the instant gratification desire of millenials and an abundance of exuberant young talent in MLB, much has been made over the theatrics of some hitters gazing at their no-doubt home runs and celebrating with an accompanying bat flip. Is that showing up the pitcher?..." April 26