Seven years after the Cubs manipulated Kris Bryant’s service time to get an extra year of club control, the newly inked Rockies outfielder said he remains disappointed about one thing about that. And it has nothing to do with losing his grievance against the Cubs or having his free agency delayed by a year. "I’m just a little disappointed they didn’t name a rule after me," he said Thursday before facing the Cubs for the first time since signing a $182-million free agent deal with the Rockies. "I mean, Ohtani got his rule. I didn’t get a rule." Bryant’s case became a rallying cry for the union in addressing the long-contentious problem service-time manipulation in the new collective bargaining agreement — with players winning significant concessions that include awarding the top two finishers in Rookie of the Year balloting the full year of service time regardless of when they were promoted. The new CBA also rewards teams with extra draft picks for promoting players to Opening Day rosters and keeping them three for the full season, based on the players’ performances.
All things considered, a split in Colorado would be a perfectly great outcome for the Cubs. Let’s see if this group has what it takes to make it happen. With the lefty, Austin Gomber, on the mound for the Rockies today, David Ross is rolling with ONLY righty bats in the lineup.
My favorite Cub of all time.
Base price under $55 a month.
Could you have imagined that?
This popped up in my Youtube feed last night. I watched this very sad moment in time. I remember it vividly. I was stationed in Korea when it all happened. My coworker was a die-hard Cardinal fan. We butted heads over baseball many times that year but that day was sad for all of us baseball fans.
Nice to see the system streamlined.
Bryant, with an assist from Bregman, got to meet up with mega-fan Faith Kuhn, a 12-year-old with spina bifida.
I just do not understand that the guy that was managing the Cardinals wrote this. Maybe that is the issue, he has managed his big league roster like a little league team.