And Jon Gray is Signing with the Texas Rangers, Which Will Start to Make Us Chippy (UPDATE)

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And Jon Gray is Signing with the Texas Rangers, Which Will Start to Make Us Chippy (UPDATE)

Chicago Cubs

Well, I’m disappointed. Jon Gray was a very obvious fit for the Cubs, even in the current period where 2022 is not a “ball out for it” year, and he ain’t coming. There haven’t been many free agents who’ve signed elsewhere that I specifically wanted for the Cubs, but Gray was one of them. I’m chapped. When Kevin Gausman gets 5/$110 million from the Blue Jays, I don’t really take that as any kind of referendum on what the Cubs did or didn’t do this offseason. He would’ve been a stretch for them at this moment in time, logically speaking.

But Gray, even for four years, makes sense. The Cubs need starting pitching badly, and if they actually want to give 2022 a legit shot to see what happens, I don’t know that they can do it all with one-year deal leftovers later in the offseason. I guess we’ll find out.

Gray will be signing with the Rangers shortly:

UPDATE: It’s a reasonably large overall guarantee for the risks that come with Gray, so I can underSTAND certain other teams not pushing in on him. But the AAV is reasonable:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.