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Cubbies Crib Jan 16, 2021

Cubs, Ian Happ fail to agree to a new deal; gap reportedly quite small

There was plenty of Cubs news to cap off the work week, with the signing of top international prospect Cristian Hernandez and Friday’s salary arbitration deadline that culminated in agreements with Zach Davies, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Willson Contreras. But there was one arbitration holdout in Cubs outfielder Ian Happ. The former first-rounder put […] Cubs, Ian Happ fail to agree to a new deal; gap reportedly quite small - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 16, 2021
Cub Tracks marks the spot

Cub Tracks marks the spot

Photo by Justin Berl/ #Cubs and #MLB news you can use Our treasures are buried deep, like the ledes of most of my articles. The Cubs continue on in their seemingly shambolic fashion and we continue to document the results. Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, and Zach Davies have put their X’s on a document, at press time, The 2025 lineup looks ship-shape so far, too. Ian Happ and the Cubs couldn’t agree, and he’ll be the first Cubs arb hearing since 2018. And in my opinion, only Tom Waits and Gordon Lightfoot (of living persons) should sing sea...
Cubbies Crib Jan 15, 2021

Cubs reach deals with Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras

In the last decade, the Chicago Cubs have been incredibly diligent when it comes to avoiding arbitration, only doing so once under Theo Epstein. His successor, Jed Hoyer, seems to be taking a similar approach. On Friday, the Cubs avoided arbitration with Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Willson Contreras. The team inked the trio to […] Cubs reach deals with Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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Cubs avoid arbitration with Javier Baez

Cubs avoid arbitration with Javier Baez

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/MLB Photos via The Cubs shortstop is signed for 2021. The Cubs entered Friday, the final day teams had to settle 2021 contracts with players before they went to an arbitration hearing, with four arb-eligible players still unsigned: Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras and Ian Happ. The first announced signing was Javier Baez: Cubs and Javy Baez settle for $11.65 mil for 2021— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) January 15, 2021 This figure is toward the high end of the MLB Trade Rumors estimates, meaning Javy’s bad 2020 season was...
Cubbies Crib Jan 6, 2021

Cubs News: Do these offseason moves signal the start of a teardown?

The Cubs made their big trade. What does it mean for the team moving forward? Face it, we all knew it was coming. We just didn’t know which Cubs player it would be. Kris Bryant has been the most talked-about trade chip since 2018.  Javier Baez rated more than a few Twitter mentions, as has Willson […] Cubs News: Do these offseason moves signal the start of a teardown? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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5 bold predictions for the Cubs and MLB in 2021

5 bold predictions for the Cubs and MLB in 2021

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports In which I go out on the proverbial limb to forecast the year to come. We have turned the calendar to a new year, and I’m pretty sure all of you are happy to see 2020 in the rear-view mirror, for any number of reasons. I’ve written articles on this topic for 2018, 2019 and 2020 and... well, if you click on those links you’ll see that not many of them actually happened, particularly the ones regarding a contract extension for Javier Baez. I was close on a couple of the 2020 predictions, though. I said Yu Darvish would continue his...

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