Heyman: Kris Bryant signs massive 7-year deal with Rockies

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Kris Bryant’s short-term stay in San Francisco is over.

After joining the Giants at the trade deadline and helping them win a franchise record 107 games in the regular season, Bryant reportedly has signed a seven-year, $182 million contract with the Colorado Rockies, according to Audacy MLB Insider Jon Heyman.

The first things that come to mind? He’s still in the NL West. And Coors Field. How many dingers will Bryant hit in that Mile High air over the next few years?

Bryant, 30, was one of the most coveted players remaining on the free agent market and he comes at a sizable price tag for the Rockies. The four-time All-Star became a fan favorite during his six-plus seasons with the Chicago Cubs, helping the franchise win the World Series in 2016 with his MVP campaign.

In 144 contests last season, Bryant slashed .265/.353/.481 with 25 homers, 73 RBIs, a 62/135 BB/K ratio and 124 OPS+. Bryant also offers defensive versatility, as he can play the outfield or the corner infield positions. Now that the National League has a designated hitter, he could also settle into that role as the contract winds down.

Other former Giants to sign elsewhere recently include outfielder Alex Dickerson (Atlanta Braves) and infielder Donovan Solano (Cincinnati Reds). San Francisco also lost out to the Chicago Cubs in the Seiya Suzuki sweepstakes, so they're likely still in the market for a right-handed bat.

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