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Breaking News: Kris Bryant Traded to the Giants

Kris Bryant
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There has been speculation for a couple years that the Cubs might let go of former MVP Kris Bryant, but after a collapse it became a reality. Moments before the trade deadline hit the Cubs sent Bryant to the powerful San Fransisco Giants.

Versatile Bryant

Bryant is the type of player that every team wants because he can play all outfield positions, third base and first base. He became only the second player since 1905 to play at least 10 games at each of those five positions in a season. His versatility in the field is extremely rare.

Although he is a great defender, most teams are after is hitting dominance. Since coming to the majors in 2015 he has torched nearly every team. He started his career by winning National League Rookie of the Year and the NL MVP as well as World Series Champion.

His season averages tell the whole story. He averages 168 hits, 37 doubles, 31 homers, 91 RBI’s and a .279 batting average. These are huge numbers meaning he extremely dominant, reliable consistent.

2021 is proving to be another strong season with 87 hits, 18 homers, 51 RBI’s and a .267 average. Throughout the season he has been one of the top names in the MVP discussions.

Incredible Giants

The Giants are standing strong in first place in the National League West. They hold the best record in baseball at 64-38 and yet they only have a three game lead over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Giants are one of the most surprising teams in all of baseball and they just keep stepping it up. Adding Bryant makes them nearly unstoppable even after the recent moves the Dodgers have made.

They already have some powerful bats in their lineup including Brandon Crawford, Wilmer Flores and Mike Yastrzemski. By adding Bryant they are putting themselves in a position to have one of the most efficient offenses in baseball. He also gives them a major boost towards winning the division and powering through the playoffs.

It is no coincidence that the Cubs started dominating once Kris Bryant came into the majors. His power and versatility has made him the perfect athlete for any playoff contender. He is going to be a major spark for the Giants.

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