Given where things stand with the roster, it only makes sense for the Cubs to shop Szczur.
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More deals to study as we think ahead to the Cubs’ extension future.
The fit would make a lot of sense for both teams.
The 29-year-old righty is coming back from Tommy John surgery.
Recent deals – Jon Lester notwithstanding – haven’t turned out too great for big league teams. Is the market going to shift?
There will be luxury tax considerations for the Cubs when the time comes, but, for now, Arrieta is just a guy who is focused on pitching well.
He might be able to get that in free agency, but it won’t be coming on an extension.
Not only can Arrieta afford roll the dice this close to free agency, but doing so could also help future free agents.
Arrieta will be a free agent after this season, but nobody’s closing the door on an extension just yet.
It was a strong offseason for the Cubs, who want to make sure they have flexibility under the luxury tax limit this year.
The Padres are the other named team involved on Wood.
The Cubs, Padres, and two other teams are still in the mix.
Why did the Royals want to part with Alec Mills anyway? And how did a deal come together so quickly?
There may not be a ton of time left before the beginning of Spring Training, but the stove is still hot. Well, lukewarm at least.
Might a prospect-rich team like the Astros, Brewers, or Phillies make a move for Quintana? Also: reliever signings around the league, and much more.