Kris Bryant made his debut for the San Francisco Giants on Sunday following the trade that sent him there from the Chicago Cubs.
Bryant, who is a free agent at the end of the season, is meant to be a rental for the Giants as they hope he can help them win the NL West and make a deep postseason run.
But Bryant isn’t ruling out the possibility of staying in San Francisco longer than the next few months and signing with the team long term.
“It’s definitely enticing,” Bryant told reporters before Sunday’s game.
He added that when the trade happened, he and his wife talked about “how we both thought we would end up here” at some point.
The 29-year-old also said he grew up a Giants fan and was a huge fan of Barry Bonds.
After struggling in 2020, Bryant has returned to the All-Star form that helped him win the NL MVP in 2016 and lead the Cubs to their first World Series in 108 years.
Bryant entered Sunday with a slash line of .267/.358/.503 and 18 home runs and 51 RBI.
Of course, it did not take long for Bryant to jack those numbers up.
In his second at-bat of Sunday’s game against the Astros, the third baseman ripped a solo home run into the left field seats to narrow the Giants’ deficit to 2-1.
Perhaps Bryant may have indeed found his new home.