This short gamer from Carrie Muskat of MLB.com has some quality quotes from both Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward about each other. Both delivered in a Cubs victory over the Dodgers back in August and it sparked Heyward to speak about Bryant’s work ethic and approach to the game for such a young player. Bryant, 24, leads the National League in WAR (Wins Above Replacement) as of Sept. 7. He also talks about how the 26-year-old Heyward has inspired him as well.
“He doesn’t quit,” Heyward said of Bryant. “He doesn’t want to stop, and that’s special in the makeup of somebody young, and special in the makeup in a player in general. … You can talk about why he’s hitting the ball well, and he has a good approach. It’s that simple. He works his tail off every day to try and go out there and help us win. When you have that gift and that work ethic, a lot of good things can happen if you stay positive.”
“We all know what he can do at the plate,” Bryant said. “Everybody knows what he can do in the field. He’s a huge asset to this team. If it wasn’t for him getting it started there, we wouldn’t have won the game.
“It inspires me. It makes me want to be like him — always keeping your head up, always being a great teammate. I can’t say enough about him.”