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Former Cubs star Kris Bryant, Rockies agree to massive deal

Former Cubs star Kris Bryant, Rockies agree to massive deal

Rockies sign Kris Bryant to massive deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

After years of trade rumors and possible contract extensions, former Cubs star Kris Bryant has landed his long-term deal.

The Rockies have signed Bryant to a seven-year deal, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported Wednesday. The deal is worth $182 million ā€” an average annual value of $26 million.

Bryant, 30, spent his first seven seasons with the Cubs, debuting in 2015. He won NL Rookie of the Year and MVP in his first two seasons, famously helping the Cubs win the 2016 World Series.

The Cubs traded him to the Giants last July after years of trade rumors.

Bryant joining the Rockies is a full-circle moment of sorts. The Cubs drafted him second overall in 2013, but he thought he would be going to the Rockies, who held the third pick.

“I honestly felt like this was the spot I was going to be,” Bryant told Gordon Wittenmyer during a Cubs trip to Denver in 2018, “just because before the draft, everybody was talking and…

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