Kris Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cubs' Kris Bryant sets record with $10.85 million salary

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant set a record for a first-year arbitration-eligible player by agreeing Friday to a one-year, $10.85 million contract. Bryant surpasses the previous mark of $10 million by Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies before the 2008 season. Bryant and Howard each won..." January 12

  • Contract decisions await Cubs for Kris Bryant and other arbitration-eligible players

    Chicago Tribune "As the Cubs scour the free agent and trade markets for pitching help, there’s still the business of deciding which current players are worth the price of keeping. The Cubs and the other 29 major-league teams must tender contracts to all remaining unsigned players by Friday night or allow them..." November 27

  • 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