SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Go ahead, you try to make sense of it.
It was just seven months ago when the Chicago Cubs dumped Kris Bryant at the July trade deadline, knowing they weren’t going to sign him as a free agent.
The San Francisco Giants had him for their playoff run, but three months after his arrival, let it be known they were not going to aggressively attempt to keep him.
The 99-day lockout came and went without a sound.
And then, on Wednesday afternoon, came the sonic boom.
The Colorado Rockies, the same team that unloaded All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado 11 months ago, cast aside veteran starter Jon Gray without giving him a qualifying offer in November, and have shown no inclination they even have a desire to bring back homegrown free-agent shortstop Trevor Story, suddenly invests $182 million over seven years to sign Bryant.
They even gave the guy a complete no-trade clause in return for no opt-out clauses.
Strange times, baby.
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