Chicago Cubs: 5 darkest moments of the last week – #3 – Kris Bryant
The photo speaks for itself. Seeing Kris Bryant in a San Francisco Giants uniform seems like a bad dream come true. His jersey is supposed to be blue and have a red ‘C’ on it. Nevertheless, the former NL Rookie of the Year and MVP was traded to the NL West-leading Giants ahead of the deadline.
When Bryant was called up in 2015, you knew you were seeing something special. With the emergence of Anthony Rizzo and then Bryant, Cubs fans finally had a breath of fresh air after years of misery. Something to talk about. Something exciting was happening. The Lovable Losers were starting to win, taking the league by storm. Only one year later, Bryant won Most Valuable Player honors in the Senior Circuit and helped the Chicago Cubs capture their first World Series title in 108 years.
Fast forward to 2021 and while it wasn’t necessarily a surprise given the parameters, it still was an unwelcome reality for fans that fell in love with the superstar many years ago. In a contract year with an agent notorious for getting his clients as much free agency money as possible, it was written in the stars that Bryant’s time on the North Side. was coming to an end.
In his career with the Cubs, KB slashed .279/.378./508 to go along with 160 HR and 465 RBI. The four-time All-Star has forever etched his name in Chicago Sports history. Kris Bryant will always be given a warm welcome any time he steps onto Wrigley Field.