The Giants watched as the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to help them in the NL West title chase. In response, the Giants gave the Chicago Cubs a call and acquired utility man Kris Bryant to throw in their lineup.
Bryant helped drive up the Cubs’ stock for the first half of the season, as he played every position that was not shortstop, second base or catcher, and played them well. That, and he was putting up solid numbers at the plate. That carried over once he made the trip to San Francisco.
In 51 regular-season games, Bryant slashed .262/.344/.444 while recording seven home runs, 22 RBI and 49 hits.
Bryant is going to be a heavily sought after player in free agency. It will likely be a challenge for the Giants to keep Bryant, especially if another team throws a blank check his way.