Martin’s deal with the Blue Jays is heavily backloaded, which comes with plusses and minuses. More importantly, what’s next?
Analysis and Commentary
The things he does well, he does exceptionally well. La Stella is a guy with clear starter upside, which makes things interesting.
On inspection, it doesn’t look like the kind of deal that necessarily precedes another move. This might just be a guy the Cubs really like, position notwithstanding.
But it would be short term as the Cubs continue to plan for the future. And that gets me down the streaming content wormhole.
I just think the guy should get some recognition.
It was a great year for the Cubs’ third baseman, and it’s probably been under discussed. So, what happens next for him?
A thought exercise on why Pablo Sandoval might actually be a quality pick-up. Well, a fun exercise, anyway.
How much do the Cubs already have committed for 2015, and how much might they have to play with this offseason?
Wada needn’t be better than league average in order to provide a ton of value on his contract. And how might he look in the pen?
Sure, the Cubs could use him. Every team probably could. But is he the best use of resources?
If the Cubs land Joe Maddon, there will be plenty about which to be happy. But at least two things could still cause waves.
Folks keep asking me how likely I think it is that the Cubs get Maddon, and how impactful that move would be. I’ll relent and answer.
We know that holding Bryant down could provide the Cubs value in 2021 in the form of an extra year of control. But how much is lost in 2015?