Rockies, Kris Bryant talk is ‘real'


The rumors connecting former Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant to the Colorado Rockies continues to billow.

A day after reports that the Rockies were "aggressively pursuing" the 2016 MVP and talks had reached the "ownership level," Mark Feinsand reported the talks were "real."

Jon Heyman also added this morning the Rockies are "trying for Kris Bryant," which isn't relatively new information but rather a suggestion the pursuit continues.

The Rockies have expressed interest in Bryant in the past. They discussed a trade involving him and fellow All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado with the Cubs in the 2019-20 offseason. 

The trade never materialized, and the Rockies dealt Arenado to the Cardinals in February 2021. The Cubs sent Bryant to the Giants at last summer's trade deadline.

Feinsand noted the Rockies are trying to replace Arenado and face the loss of Trevor Story too.

Bryant hit .265/.353/.481 with 25 home runs and 73 RBIs between the Cubs and Giants last season. He's a free agent for the first time in his career this winter and has also been linked to the Mariners and Phillies.

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