Kris Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • How Cubs star Kris Bryant got even better and became the NL MVP favorite

    SI "Kris Bryant gladly broke a team rule recently. Under orders from manager Joe Maddon, the Cubs were not supposed to report for work on Aug. 30 until 6 p.m. CDT, or an hour before they were to play Pittsburgh. Maddon ordered the respite after the Cubs played a five-hour game the previous night,..." September 14

  • Astros GM doesn't regret passing on Bryant in draft

    Chicago Sun-Times "On June 27 in Cincinnati, Kris Bryant – the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft – became the first player in history to hit three home runs and two doubles in a major-league game. And a National League MVP campaign was launched. Two days later, right-hander Mark Appel – the player selected..." September 10

  • Why Kris Bryant will be the new Derek Jeter

    Sporting News "Kris Bryant leads the National League in home runs, OPS, runs scored and wins above replacement and plays for the best team in baseball. Last year’s Rookie of the Year is basically a lock to win his first MVP at the age of 24, doing so for a nationally supported team in a huge media market that..." September 01

  • Cubs star Kris Bryant has a chance to be a very unique MVP

    Fox Sports "Shall we call him Kris "The Man" Bryant? Heaven forbid, it might offend the Best Fans in Baseball, who would consider it sacrilege to bestow upon Bryant the same nickname as the late Stan Musial, one of the Cardinals' all-time greats. But while Bryant is only in his second season and Musial..." August 29

  • Kris Bryant’s big day is a reminder he could be NL MVP

    SB Nation "The Cubs’ Kris Bryant won the Rookie of the Year in 2015, as well as the hearts and minds of adoring fans everywhere. He’s young, he’s talented, he plays for a historic franchise — he has everything you need to become a recognizable star. And after his 2016, he might also have an MVP award to add..." August 20

  • Cubs' Maddon nominates 'Bryzzo' for MVP

    The Score "Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon thinks a pair of his players have done enough to warrant National League MVP consideration. Maddon had some fun with reporters after Thursday's 9-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers when asked which of his two stars, Anthony Rizzo or Kris Bryant, is more deserving..." August 19

  • Kris Bryant's Earning the Kind of Attention He Could Do Without

    Complex "At 10 a.m. on the second Monday in July, a small group congregates outside of the Blends sneaker boutique. But this isn’t your typical mix of hypebeasts and resellers camping out for a release. Instead, it’s a group of reporters, publicists, and a cameraman all waiting to get a piece of one of..." July 14

  • Kris Bryant not interested in second Home Run Derby

    Chicago Sun-Times "You might see Jake Arrieta in an All-Star Home Run Derby before you see Kris Bryant in another one. In fact, if internal MLB discussions regarding a potential pitcher’s homer derby gain momentum in the coming weeks, Arrieta might be the only Cub doing an exhibition homer contest during All-Star..." June 16

  • Is Kris Bryant becoming an elite defender?

    The Outside Corner "When the discussion surrounds the Chicago Cubs, it most often veers directly toward their offense. And rightfully so. Not only do the Cubs have a historically impressive stable of former offensive prospects making their presence felt at the big league level, they’ve added pieces like Dexter Fowler..." May 24

  • Kris Bryant dealing with mild ankle sprain, Cubs say

    Chicago Tribune "Slugger Kris Bryant left the Cubs' 7-2 victory over the Brewers after the fourth inning Thursday with a "mild" right ankle sprain, the team said. Bryant later had an MRI on the ankle, and manager Joe Maddon wouldn't speculate on the potential severity of the injury, although the Cubs emphasized..." April 29

  • Kris Bryant left the game because he rolled his ankle

    Hardball Talk "Turns out Bryant leaving the game had nothing to do with being hit by two pitches. Rather, when he was running the bases after reaching in the third — the time he reached WITHOUT being hit by a pitch — he rolled his right ankle. It must not be super serious — he stayed in the game for a bit..." April 28