Rockies sign Bryant to 7-year deal (source)

March 16th, 2022 is keeping track of all the latest news and rumors surrounding third baseman/outfielder , who is a free agent.

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March 16: Rockies sign Bryant to seven-year deal (source)
The Rockies made a huge splash into the free-agent pool Wednesday, inking Kris Bryant to a seven-year, $182 million contract, per's Mark Feinsand. The deal, which has not been confirmed by the team, includes a full no-trade clause, per Feinsand. Bryant, 30, owns a career .880 OPS through seven MLB seasons. He put together a .265/.353/.481 slash line with 25 homers last year split between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs. More >

March 16: Padres showing interest in Bryant (report)
After losing Fernando Tatis Jr. to a fractured wrist and missing out on Seiya Suzuki, who reportedly is nearing a five-year deal with the Cubs, the Padres are considering Bryant, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

San Diego also has been linked to free-agent first baseman Freddie Freeman.

If the Padres manage to land Bryant, they could play him at third base and use Manny Machado at shortstop until Tatis is ready to return. Bryant showed increased versatility last year, making 10-plus starts at five positions (1B, 3B, LF, CF, RF) so he could move around the diamond once Tatis was back at shortstop.

March 15: Rockies taking 'big swing' on Bryant
It's another day with another report tying free-agent slugger Kris Bryant to the Colorado Rockies. The latest comes from's Mark Feinsand, who reports that the talk between both sides is "real."

This follows Monday's reports from The Athletic and from MLB Network insider Jon Heyman about how Colorado is highly interested in the four-time All-Star. Bryant produced a .265/.353/.481 slash line with a 123 wRC+ split between the Cubs and the Giants last season. Bryant also recorded a 40% hard-hit rate, his best since 2015. The 30-year-old played double-digit games at all three outfield spots last season and would strengthen a Rockies lineup that had MLB's worst outfield wRC+ in 2021.

March 14: Rockies reportedly in strong pursuit of Bryant
According to reports from The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and Nick Groke and MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, the Rockies are making a push for Bryant.

Per Heyman, Colorado is "aggressively pursuing" the former MVP, with ownership involved in the talks.'s Mark Feinsand heard from sources on Sunday that Colorado has been showing interest in Bryant, and it appears the club is getting serious about landing the 30-year-old, whose hometown of Las Vegas is a short plane ride away from Denver.

Despite strong interest in Bryant, the Rockies are reportedly keeping their options open and are still in contention for both Kyle Schwarber and Michael Conforto, per's Thomas Harding.

March 13: Bryant among potential targets for Rockies
The Colorado Rockies are searching for a big bat who would like to call Coors Field home, and sources have told MLB's Mark Feinsand that Bryant is among the team's potential options. Bryant, 30, rebounded from a down 2020 to have an All-Star campaign in 2021. He slammed 25 home runs and recorded a 123 wRC+ between the Cubs and the Giants. Bryant's resurgence included a near doubling of his 2020 barrel rate and an eight-point increase in his hard-hit rate.

Bryant, a longtime third baseman, played at least 19 games in each outfield spot last season. He would provide a significant offensive boost to the Rockies outfield, which recorded an MLB-worst 82 wRC+ last year.

March 11: Can Bryce lure KB to Philly? 
Bryce Harper is trying to recruit his fellow Las Vegas native and former MVP Bryant to the Phillies, according to a report from MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

Heyman notes that the reigning National League MVP has helped the Phillies with marquee free agents before, as he influenced the re-signing of J.T. Realmuto last offseason. 

Bryant seems like a clear fit in the Phillies outfield alongside Harper, who's currently the team's only proven outfielder. Matt Vierling, Mickey Moniak and Adam Haseley are Philadelphia's other top options. Bryant can play left field or center, with Harper in right, in addition to third base. 

According to the report, the Phillies could also pursue other top slugging free-agent outfielders like Michael Conforto, Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber. And Bryant could go to a number of other teams, like the Mariners, Rockies, Padres and Mets.

March 10: The latest on the Kris Bryant market
Now that the lockout has ended, one of the most sought-after hitters on the free-agent market will be Bryant, who already has an NL Rookie of the Year Award, NL MVP Award and four All-Star selections to his name since making his MLB debut in 2015.

There are several teams that have been connected to Bryant this offseason. MLB Network insider Jon Heyman told Sports Radio WIP in Philadelphia on Thursday that he would be “surprised” if the Phillies don’t ink either Bryant or fellow free-agent outfielder Kyle Schwarber. Philadelphia’s NL East rivals, the Mets, aren't likely to pursue Bryant, according to SNY, instead focusing on pitching.

The Rockies, meanwhile, had been reported to have interest in Bryant prior to the lockout, and that doesn’t appear to have changed, according to the Denver Post. And the Mariners, who nearly reached the postseason for the first time in 20 years last October, are looking to add an “impact bat,” with Bryant squarely in Seattle’s sights, sources told's Daniel Kramer.