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Why Kris Bryant, Giants didn’t reconvene for long-term MLB contract

Why Kris Bryant, Giants didn't reconvene for long-term MLB contract

Why it’s no surprise Bryant didn’t reunite with Giants originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — When MLB released the updated schedule on Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers found themselves looking at a pretty smooth runway to end their season. They have six straight home games against the Colorado Rockies, but the Giants can at least go into the season knowing they’ll have an old friend on their side that final week.

Kris Bryant, the biggest trade acquisition of the Farhan Zaidi Era at Oracle Park, agreed to terms with the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. He will reportedly get $182 million over seven years and receive a full no-trade clause.

The size of that contract is mildly surprising and Bryant’s ultimate choice of destination is kind of a shock. But it’s not at all a surprise that he won’t be returning to San Francisco.

Zaidi himself tried to make that as clear as possible back in October, a few days after the end of the season. You don’t have to…

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