This is one of those news items that is, strictly-speaking, news … but not really.
Today, all seven arbitration-eligible Chicago Cubs players filed for salary arbitration:
— MLBPA (@MLB_PLAYERS) January 12, 2016
They didn’t *have* to file, and could have instead just allowed the Cubs to decide on whatever salary they wanted to pay them. But, you know, that doesn’t actually happen. Thus, this is technically news, but not really.
What you really want to know about the seven eligible players is contained in Michael’s earlier, detailed write-up on how this is going to play out. Of immediate note: salary figures – by the team and by the players – will be exchanged by Friday.