Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant is ready to put the drama behind him

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Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant was openly critical of the Houston Astros

Kris Bryant came down hard on the Houston Astros which was mildly surprising given he’s not usually one to publicly criticize.

Per Sports Illustrated’s Jenna West, the normally laid-back Bryant called the scandal “worse than steroids” and said that players’ apologies for it were a “disgrace” and had “no sincerity.” He also said he believes the Astros used buzzers in their uniforms, something MLB didn’t find evidence of in their investigation into the matter.

Bryant’s comments came before Carlos Correa’s interview with Ken Rosenthal dropped. In it, the Astros shortstop said among other things that Houston won the World Series fair and square, Jose Altuve didn’t participate in the trash can-banging scheme and that Altuve didn’t rip off his shirt after homering off of Aroldis Chapman in the American League Championship Series because he had a bad tattoo on his collarbone.

Bryant is the latest big league player to eviscerate the Houston Astros with his words. It’s going to be very interesting to see how the Astros are received at opposing stadiums and how often their players get thrown out next season.