Multiple Reports Now Confirming Cubs Talks with Marcus Stroman - You Are On High Alert (UPDATE: Stroman Announces It!)

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Multiple Reports Now Confirming Cubs Talks with Marcus Stroman – You Are On High Alert (UPDATE: Stroman Announces It!)

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Folks, this is quite serious. An earlier report from Matt Spiegel indicated the Cubs were in “hot and heavy” discussions with free agent starter Marcus Stroman, and now that report is getting some confirmation from the big national names. (SEE UPDATE BELOW!!!)

Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman both confirm the talks are happening:

This very much has the feel of a situation where talks were very serious for quite a while, got to a point where both sides thought a deal was possible, and thus they put themselves in a position to try to finalize it by today (because the lockout is going to start tonight at midnight). Makes you think the physical and medicals were already taken care of – maybe even preemptively – just in case it got to this point.

In other words: yes, this is very serious. Stay tuned.

Also: If the Cubs can land Marcus Stroman before the lockout starts, we’re in for two(?) very long months of silence … during which we can dream on just how aggressive the Cubs might surprisingly become for 2022 when the lockout ends.

UPDATE: IT’S HAPPENING:

Details soon, I expect. But it’s really happening. The Cubs are landing a top pitching free agent.



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.