Bryant open to re-signing with Giants

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Kris Bryant is set to test free agency for the first time in his career this winter, but the San Francisco Giants have made a solid impression on the former MVP.

"I'd be totally open to (re-signing)," the four-time All-Star said, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.

"I really like the group here. The people. The city. I've enjoyed my time getting to experience the city at a level I hadn't in the past. It's been fun. These two months have blown by. Usually, time flies by when you enjoy it, and I've enjoyed it."

Bryant, 29, was acquired from the Chicago Cubs prior to the trade deadline as a rental for a pair of prospects, helping the Giants to an MLB-best and franchise-record 107 wins. Due to being traded midseason, Bryant cannot be tendered a qualifying offer, meaning the Giants would not recuperate a draft pick in the event he signs elsewhere.

The star third baseman/outfielder hit .262/.344/.444 with seven homers and six steals with the Giants over 51 games after getting traded. Bryant has made an impact over the first two games in the team's NLDS matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers, going 3-for-7 with one homer.

For his career, Bryant has posted a .880 OPS with 167 home runs and 44 stolen bases. He will be considered one of the top free agents this winter in a class set to include Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Trevor Story, Marcus Semien, and Nick Castellanos, among others.

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