SF Giants: Three reasons Kris Bryant will not re-sign
2. The Front Office
It’s no secret that the Giants have become one of the most well-run organizations in the league over the last few years.
One of the reasons they have become one of the best in the game is due to the wittiness and smarts of Farhan Zaidi and Scott Harris.
The recent track record suggests that the Giants are not going to overpay and give away too many years for a player who is past his prime. Granted, Bryant is not yet past his prime. He is getting close and the SF Giants do not want to overpay for that.
When we look back on the front office’s recent signings, the max the team has gone is just three years. They did that this past offseason when they reeled in Tommy La Stella on a three-year, $18.75 million pact. Anything more than three years disrupts the team’s flexibility going forward, which is how they got into the bound of needing Zadi to work his magic. Just do not expect the front office to go against the recent trends.
Remember the point about how Harper got a long deal? This is another reason why it will not happen. With a player of Bryant’s caliber, anything beyond 4-5 years is risky. The only problem is that other teams will be willing to lock up Bryant for way too many years and completely risk their future. Everybody knows now that the Giants will not do that.
The Giants will make a competitive offer, but I expect another team to vastly overpay to try and reel in Byrant. If the Giants overpay, that is not good front office work either.