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Cubs Arbitration Updates: Everyone Has Settled So Far Except Arrieta

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chicago cubs logo featureIn anticipation of the Chicago Cubs avoiding arbitration with a player or two or five today – the deadline for exchanging salary requests – I’ve pre-prepared a draft post that I can fill in with bullet-type things as settlements come in throughout the day. I’ll be at the Cubs Convention for most of the afternoon and evening, and, if history is my guide, I won’t be able to get enough service to do more than peck in a little info on my phone and update a post like this.


So, then, if everything has gone according to plan, I just finished pecking in a little update on my phone below these words, and I managed to get this baby published. I’ll keep updating it throughout the day as other news on the arbitration front comes out.

UPDATE: This will be an easy one, as everyone – Coghlan, Wood, Rondon, Strop, Grimm, Warren – has settled except Jake Arrieta. The Cubs offered $7.5 million for 2016, and Arrieta requested $13 million.

The sides will almost certainly settle before a hearing. I’m at the Convention now, so I’ll have much more on all of this later.



Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.