The Colorado Rockies officially announced that they signed Kris Bryant on Friday, cementing that they will at least get one bat to help their offense, which desperately needed it.
Bryant will be the team’s primary left fielder but he will occasionally play some other positions as well but he will be their best bat in 2022 and beyond.
To announce the deal, Rockies owner Dick Monfort, GM Bill Schmidt, manager Bud Black, Bryant, and his agent (Scott Boras) all spoke with the media for about 20 minutes. There were 12 quotes that you should know about from the presser to understand why Bryant signed with the Rockies, why the Rockies wanted him, and the outlook on the team going forward.
Let’s start with that last point first.
Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort on Kris Bryant
1) “So many things about (signing Kris Bryant) feel really, really right. … He can help us win that elusive World Series.” – Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort
Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort believes that with Kris Bryant and with their current team, they have the opportunity to make it to the playoffs and the World Series. It will take a lot to get there but regardless of where you believe the team is, the Rockies can’t be criticized for the lack of spending money.
The problem in recent years has been that they have spent the money poorly.
But for the team to even consider a playoff run in 2022, they had to get a bat and address their outfield. Bryant addresses both of them.