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Don't expect big leaguers to ever fight for Kris Bryants of the world

After the Chicago Cubs sent spring sensation Kris Bryant to Triple-A on Monday, the Major League Baseball Players Association said it would address the practice of service-time-related demotions through “litigation, bargaining or both.” The response was reasonable and strong. I agree with the union’s statement that Bryant’s demotion is “bad” for baseball. It could be...
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MLB Players Association reacts strongly to Kris Bryant heading to minor leagues

In a move that didn’t come as much of a surprise, the Cubs made the decision that one of baseball’s top prospects, Kris Bryant, will start the 2015 season in the minor leagues. Bryant has been the talk of spring training thus far, hitting nine home runs in just 14 games this month. While his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Cubs’ Kris Bryant Cut From Big League Camp

Monday, after all the controversy, it became official. The Chicago Cubs sent third baseman Kris Bryant down to their minor league camp. He wasn’t the only one of their top prospects to be sent down. Shortstop Addison Russell was also cut from big league camp and second baseman Javier Baez was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Bryant’s status had been under scrutiny recently. Although...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Bryant, Russell, Baez sent down

With Opening Night just six days away, the Chicago Cubs on Monday sent down Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Javier Baez. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell may not be starting off the year with the Chicago Cubs, but their call just a matter of time. Cubs fans are probably chagrined about Bryant not starting the season with the club. There’s no doubt he grabbed a ton of headlines...
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The Wind Up: Kris Bryant, Scott Boras, and the ‘Drama’ of MLB Rules

We’re inching closer to opening day, but plenty of spring notes remain such as: a mini soap opera between commissioner and agent, nostalgia in full force, the current disparity between MLB’s two LA franchises, and even a personal tale. It’s all right here, just waiting for you. As MLB Turns Many of us are aware of the Kris Bryant situation currently playing itself out...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs’ Star Slugger Kris Bryant Likely to Miss MLB Opening Day

Kris Bryant of the U.S. Team looks on during batting practice prior to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game against the World Team at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Mandatory Credit: Elsa/Getty Images) The Chicago Cubs are hosting the St. Louis Cardinals April 5th for Opening Day of the 2015 MLB regular season, but their best player may be conspicuously...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Boras taking shots at Cubs' history over Kris Bryant

The battle over Kris Bryant’s service time clock, which hasn’t even started yet, was just taken in a bit of a personal direction by Bryant’s agent, Scott Boras. While speaking with Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Boras dragged out the Cubs’ history of losing as a reason to bring him up for Opening Day. “The opiate of player control cannot supersede the greater importance...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant gives bat to little boy who claims to be his No. 1 fan (pics/vids)

Chicago Cubs über-prospect Kris Bryant gave a young fan a thrill for the ages on Thursday by not only giving the wee lad one of his bats but later coming over and signing it. The name of the youngster in question is the six-year-old of fan Jason Witt. The boy claims to be Bryant’s No....Read More The post Kris Bryant gives bat to little boy who claims to be his No. 1 fan (pics...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Boras rips Cubs over Kris Bryant handling

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is considered by many to be the No. 1 prospect in baseball, yet a team that has not won more than 75 games since 2009 has yet to allow him to make his Major League debut. This has infuriated his agent, the legendary Scott Boras. During an interview with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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