Chicago Cubs 2x All-Star and 2016 NL MVP Kris Bryant turned down a long-term contract extension worth over $200 million.
MLB.com reported Wednesday afternoon that Bryant declined an offer “in the neighborhood of $200 million” in recent months after ESPN’s Dave Kaplan said on Chicago’s ESPN 1000 that the Cubs approached Bryant about an extension “well north of $200 million.”
“Whispers are telling me that the Cubs approached Scott Boras to do a massive extension with Kris Bryant in the last several months,” Kaplan said, per Cubs Insider. “And it was turned down by Bryant and agent Scott Boras.”
“I was told that the Cubs’ offer was more than fair, well north of $200 million. Not enough.”
Bryant signed a 1-year $10.85 million contract with Chicago in January to avoid arbitration.