Who knows what the Colorado Rockies are thinking with the Kris Bryant signing

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 29: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs looks on from the dugout during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on July 29, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 29: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs looks on from the dugout during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on July 29, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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The wonderful thing about the “Major League” movie franchise is that there is almost always a line to quote for practically every baseball situation. In the inferior sequel,  Harry Doyle, played by the infamous Bob Uecker says “obviously Taylor’s thinking … I don’t know what the hell he’s thinking” after issuing an intentional walk to get to the opposing team’s best hitter.

The dust has yet to settle since the Colorado Rockies came to terms with Kris Bryant to a seven-year deal for $182 million and I feel like Harry Doyle. I have no clue how this signing fits into the Rockies grand scheme, even if there’s a scheme to begin with.

What is the plan for the Colorado Rockies after signing Kris Bryant?

After the signing of shortstop José Iglesias, the Colorado Rockies no longer had any room in the infield to add a primary third baseman, but they did anyways with the signing of Kris Bryant.

Bryant will likely play in the outfield but there is also a log jam for playing time there as well. Charlie Blackmon, Sam Hilliard, Raimel Tapia, Garrett Hampson, Yonathan Daza, and Connor Joe are already going to split time along with the addition of the designated hitter.

The only logical conclusion I’ve been able to come up with is that this move is all about the proverbial “butts-in-seats.”

In the past 13 months, Rockies’ fans have watched as their best two players left the franchise on less than the best terms, leaving a huge void in star power. One way to fill that is this signing.  Even better the Rockies are adding a player who finally brought a World Series to the Chicago Cubs in over 100 years.

Coors Field is always packed when the Cubs are in Denver. What better way to continue to fill those seats than to bring a hero of the 2016 Cubs to be in the lineup every day.

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The signing makes zero sense when thinking about building a winning future in Colorado so after all of the shine wears off of Bryant and all of the nostalgic Cubs fans have gotten to see him, don’t be surprised if he is shipped off when he is no longer useful to owner Dick Monfort’s wallet.

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