The Cubs aren’t likely to need pitching next offseason, which means they can focus their funds elsewhere.
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Young prospects are already getting connected to teams for the July 2 open of the next signing period.
There are deals left to be had, but don’t expect the Cubs to be going after them.
Off He Goes: Jake Arrieta Signs with Phillies, Three Years and $75 Million (UPDATE: With Some Creative Terms)
The Phillies get a great short-term deal, Arrieta gets a huge AAV, and the Cubs get a draft pick.
REPORT: Jake Arrieta Expected to Sign in “Next Couple Days”, Phillies the Favorite (UPDATES: PHI Reportedly Agree)
That would make plenty of sense.
I really tried to think of how it could work after seeing that Mike Moustakas deal, but I just don’t see it.
It would be the first major move in a while, though I’d expect the Royals are getting a bargain.
What if Jake Arrieta takes the same approach?
One of the top 35 third basemen in the National League will make for a very interesting topic of discussion over the next year. Also: those pitchers need to sign!
Is there a chance Arrieta waits until after draft pick compensation goes off the table? And what’s the impact to the Cubs there?
Mark DeRosa, Aaron Boone, and Raúl Ibañez were the guys the Cubs were looking at.
Notice how the Cubs have pretty much landed every single free agent they’ve aggressively targeted in the past four years?
Who’s gonna step up and finally go all in on Jake Arrieta?
The latest from the rumor mill is actually just all about Jake Arrieta right now – at least in terms of what’s most notable to Cubs fans.
If the front office is viewing this year as something of a “reset,” then … well, you see where this is going.
Lukewarm Stove: PHI Wants to Sign Arrieta (If), TB Selloff Finally Over?, BOS OF, Flurry of Signings, More
The Phillies still make plenty of sense for Arrieta, but the way they want to limit their offer is pretty strict.
This offseason may be only the beginning of creative contracts for top free agents. I can see an approach that makes sense for guys like Bryce Harper.
Will Arrieta be the next big name off the board?
Bryce Harper is focused on winning. Right now.
It’d be hard to sell me on the idea right at this moment, but I do think there’s a conversation here worth having.
When this guy’s healthy, he has been very good.
The Cubs’ GM didn’t expect the Cubs to be landing two starters like Yu Darvish and Tyler Chatwood. Also: defensive value, the new coaches, and more.
Will Cubs Still Consider Major Free Agents Next Year (*cough* Bryce Harper) Even After Signing Yu Darvish?
Theo Epstein sure made it seem like the Cubs will preserve flexibility for superstar, impact guys.
Anthony Rizzo is Here to Drive You Crazy by Teasing Dexter-Fowler-Like Surprise Return for Jake Arrieta
Oh, Rizzo. There’s just no way, right? I guess it’s always fun to think about these things.
As a hedge in the Darvish negotiations, it sounds like the Cubs were protecting themselves against some risk.
Darvish, Darvish, Darvish, Darvish, Darvish, Darvish, Darvish, Darvish, Darvish.