Details on Kris Bryant’s contract with Rockies originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Former Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has found a new home, as he’s signed a blockbuster 7-year deal with the Colorado Rockies, according to multiple reports.
Bryant, who won the 2016 NL MVP award and a World Series title with the Cubs, was traded to the San Francisco Giants at the MLB trade deadline last summer, and after a short stint there has decided to move to Coors Field, a hitter’s paradise.
Here’s what we know about his new contract with the Rockies.
Bryant’s contract is for seven years, paying him a total of $182 million, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
That averages out to $26 million per season, making him the highest-paid player on the Rockies and the fourth-highest paid third baseman in Major League Baseball, trailing only Anthony Rendon, former Rockies star Nolan Arenado and Manny Machado.
According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the deal has…