SF Giants: Three reasons Kris Bryant will not re-sign
3. A reunion with the Cubs?
While Bryant has said he was happy to be dealt over to the Giants, we cannot forget that he left open the possibility of returning to the team that drafted him.
It is also worth noting that Bryant also pointed out that he would not mind staying in San Francisco either. He also may have ruffled some feathers in Chicago by being critical of Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer.
If it comes down to the Cubs and Giants, that is good news. The only issue is that it could become a bidding war for Bryant, which we know the Giants will not want any part in. This is assuming a team like the Yankees, Dodgers, Braves, or Red Sox do not get involved, which is unlikely.
The other part about this is that Bryant could also be willing to take a hometown discount. The only issue with this is what team does he view as his hometown? After all, he is from Las Vegas, Nevada. Logic would say the SF Giants would be the hometown team. However, the allegiance with the Cubs would be more of a hometown discount.
Just looking forward, the Cubs are going to be one of the weaker teams in the league for the next few years. This could be a chance for Bryant to be like Buster Posey, Brandon Belt, and Brandon Crawford who has experienced success with their organization before going through some down years only to now see the team have newfound success this season. This could be the blueprint that Bryant wants in Chicago.
These are just a few reasons why Kris Bryant will not be wearing a SF Giants uniform come next year. Make sure to enjoy Bryant while he lasts because he could very well be a rental. Ultimately, the ball is in Bryant and Boras’s court.