No Carlos Rodon for the Cubs, as the former White Sox lefty is former no more. He’s sticking with his original club.
Carlos Rodon goes back to White Sox, pending physical.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 30, 2021
Rodon was among the many buy-low, bounce-back options the Cubs were looking at, but you can’t be shocked he’s sticking with the organization he knows. Maybe a new pitching setup will help him get back on track. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of deal he’s getting.
As for the Cubs, I really liked Rodon’s potential upside and the fact that he’s a lefty. Oh well. Others on the radar in this tier include Jeff Samardzija, Jake Arrieta, Chris Archer, Mike Foltynewicz, Rick Porcello, and Trevor Williams, among others.
UPDATE: Rodon gets $3 million, which was probably just a touch more than Cubs wanted to commit to an upside guy.
Source -Carlos Rodon will get $3 million on one year deal. First report of agreement @JonHeyman
— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) January 30, 2021