“There is an unstated rule in sports and in life. If you perform better than everyone else, you get to move to the front of the line. This week Chicago Cubs top prospect, and maybe the best prospect in all of baseball, Kris Bryant learned that while he can knock the hell out of a baseball, he can’t lay a splinter on its business interests.
Monday Bryant got the news that he would not be making his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs on Opening Day. Instead, he would be sent back to the minors, to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, a league that he dominated completely in the second half of last season. Why didn’t he dominate it the whole season? Because he was in Double-A with the Tennessee Smokies hitting 22 home runs, batting .355 and winning the home run derby at the Southern League All-Star Game.”
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