Kris Bryant wore the Colorado Rockies jersey for the first time and then began a long list of thanks during the press conference in which he was formally introduced, in which he named the team’s front office, manager Bud Black, his agent Scott Boras and about a dozen teammates who watched from the terrace.
Then a one-year-old boy screamed in the background. Bryant had forgotten to thank someone else.
“And Kyler,” said the player, smiling at his son.
Bryant and the Rockies closed a seven-year, $182 million deal on Friday, giving the franchise a power bat to compete with. in a disputed National League West Division. The 2016 NL MVP may have surprised many in the baseball world by coming to a franchise that has never won a World Series, but the slugger isn’t at all surprised that he now calls Coors Field home.
“I love Denver, I love the city,” Bryant said. “I’ve always seen myself living here. Now that I have a son and two more on the way, a large family, the simple fact of being close to home is one more point in my favor.
“I was excited to hear that the Rockies were looking to make a deal with a bat, And I felt like I fit in really well here.”
Third baseman and outfielder He obtained a signing bonus of seven million dollars, to be paid within 15 days after the signing of the contract. He will receive a salary of 17 million dollars this year, 27 million in each of the next two seasons and 26 million in each of his last four seasons.
Bryant makes his third team in eight months after spending his first six major league seasons with the Chicago Cubs. that in July of last year they traded him to the San Francisco Giants.