Report: Kris Bryant is down to Colorado or Philadelphia as potential landing spots
Buckle up, Phillies fans. We’re in the end game now. New reports came out earlier this evening discussing prized free agent Kris Bryant and his potential landing spot for the 2022 MLB season.
The good news is, that the Philadelphia Phillies are still listed as one of the two options rumored to be on the table. According to a few reports floating around the internet, we are down to a two-team race to land Kris Bryant. It’s either the Philadelphia Phillies or the Colorado Rockies.
As soon as free agency was opened after the lockout, reports came out that Bryce Harper was stumping for the Phillies to acquire Kris Bryant. That continued yesterday when Harper spoke in Clearwater about how it would be a “downer” if the Phillies didn’t add an elite player such as Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant, or Nick Castellanos to the roster before Opening Day on April 7th.
MLB analyst Jim Bowden had this to say about the Phillies chances to land Bryant
“It appears right now—after Seattle made that trade with Cincinnati yesterday—it appear it is down to Colorado or Philadelphia for Kris Bryant.”
Bryant’s agent Scott Boras is reportedly in intense talks with the Colorado Rockies. Bryant apparently is considering taking less years on a contract to play in Colorado, a hitter friendly ball park, to help boost his value to land an even bigger contract down the road.
Okay so I guess that makes sense but I still can’t figure out why on earth would Bryant want to go to the Rockies? Citizens Bank Park is hitter friendly too Kris, don’t be an idiot.
Bowden did mention that the Phillies are still very much in play and Bryce Harper is still pushing Dave Dombrowski and the Phillies organization to bring one of his best friends to the team.
Kyle Schwarber a backup option to Bryant?
If the Phillies are unable to land Bryant, it looks like their attention will turn to Kyle Schwarber. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies are still in serious consideration to land Schwarber.