The Pirates would probably love to get a guy like Szczur right about now. But would the Cubs make that move?
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He’s due back from the bereavement list, but if there isn’t a clear spot for La Stella, he could be the one sent out.
It’s good to know that extension talks took place, though. And the Cubs are not finished trying to lock up their youngsters.
You want valuable trade pieces? Well the Cubs have ’em in spades. (But you can’t have them.)
A trade seems very possible this week for Szczur and the Cubs.
Given where things stand with the roster, it only makes sense for the Cubs to shop Szczur.
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.