I can think of more than a few terrifying options to stand in there against.
That’s far, far below what the projections had him landing.
For First Time Ever, Cubs Front Office is Reportedly Going to Arbitration Hearing with a Player (Justin Grimm)
Even in their days in Boston, the Theo-Epstein-led front office never went to an arbitration hearing.
That baby hit elite levels with the Cubs, but is Jose Quintana really going to be a “strikeout” pitcher going forward? I actually think yeah, kinda.
These kinds of deals figure to become more common as teams plan around the luxury tax cap.
Could the Cubs withstand the ravages of injury in their rotation late in the year? Also: is Kyle Hendricks one of the 10 best?
So much anger this weekend among the players and the league.
That’s good to know, at a minimum. But it doesn’t answer much in the way of what’s going on.
Friday’s confusing unrest makes at least one thing clear: the players need to get on the same page.
The Cubs would be in a very different position now if they’d pulled the trigger. Also, a lot on Duane Underwood and Jorge Soler.
If the top suitors and the top free agents each believe they are justified in their position, only the pressure of the coming season will force a move. And even then …
Regardless of what happens the rest of this offseason, we’re gonna get to dream on the potential for one of the best offenses in 25 years.
Boom. Tanking over, competitiveness increased. This is the solution for MLB, right?
Is there a real chance that we’ll see a strike? A collusion charge? A re-opening of the CBA?
Even if the Cubs can’t get one of the top remaining arms, I’m here to say that the depth options this year are better than you usually see in February.
My mind is reeling a bit at this letter. Mentions of 1994? A Spring Training boycott? This is … wow.
Even agreeing to small changes to the game might be a struggle now that tensions are so high.
If the players can get games under two hours and fifty-five minutes in 2018, they won’t have to face a pitch clock.
That’s quite a gap in the offers and the expectation. No wonder it’s yet another “holdup” in the Darvish situation.
This is just a few minutes of fun right here.
Assuming the band stays together, Kris Bryant seems an easy number one – but what about the rest of the group?
Archer would obviously be a perfect fit for the Brewers (and, well, 15 other teams), but will the Rays ever actually pull the trigger?
Cubs’ Early-Season Schedule Offers Three Light Weeks, Surgery Results, Ricketts RNC, and Other Bullets
The Cubs could really stand to get off to a hot start this year, given the schedule.
It’s not just about the other bidders or the slow market or the Yankees and Dodgers trying to clear salary. It’s all of those things.
The former Cubs back-up catcher who briefly became the much-needed fill-in starter is headed out.
In exhibition games, I could stomach this. But as a precursor to making this change in MLB games? NO SIR. NO WAY.