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"There is so little buzz on Kris Bryant I almost forget he’s a free agent. We’re not talking enough about what he did last year, making at least ten starts at five positions during his walk year, hitting .265/.353/.481 while doing it, and never once complaining about his usage. We just don’t treat stars this way any more, and while I honestly can’t quantify it, I am certain that Bryant’s job last year was harder than Correa’s or Freeman’s or Mookie Betts’s or pick-a-star’s. I am annoyed that I didn’t list him on my 2021 MVP ballot in this space."