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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
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 15, 2021
Cubs avoid arbitration with Kris Bryant

Cubs avoid arbitration with Kris Bryant

Photo by Quinn Harris/ The team’s third baseman is signed for 2021. Three down, two to go: Cubs Kris Bryant signs for $19.5 million MLB confirms source confirms— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) January 15, 2021 This figure is above MLB Trade Rumors’ arb estimate for Kris Bryant, which was $18.6 million. Still, it’s good that he and the Cubs came to an agreement before the deadline and avoided even the possibility of an arb hearing. KB didn’t have a good shortened 2020 season, though most of that was due to injuries. The Cubs obviously hope he rebounds to...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 15, 2021
Cubs avoid arbitration with Willson Contreras

Cubs avoid arbitration with Willson Contreras

Photo by Quinn Harris/ The Cubs catcher is signed for 2021. The information is dripping out ... drip... drip... drip: Cubs and Willson Contreras settle for $6.65 mil for 2021, per source.— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) January 15, 2021 The range of figures estimated for Willson Contreras by MLB Trade Rumors was between $5 million and $7.4 million, so they’re just a bit higher than the midpoint of those estimates. That leaves three arb-eligible Cubs not yet reported as signed: Kris Bryant, Zach Davies and Ian Happ. Below is some language I’m going to put in...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 15, 2021
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 13, 2021

Cubs Rumors: Marlins emerge as a suitor for Willson Contreras

Another day and another team asking about Cubs catcher Willson Contreras. It’s really starting to feel like the walls are closing in. This weekend, we heard trade rumors swirling around both Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras. Now, Craig Mish of SportsGrid reports the Miami Marlins are in pursuit of the Chicago Cubs All-Star backstop, though he noted […] Cubs Rumors: Marlins emerge as a suitor for Willson Contreras - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 13, 2021

Toronto Blue Jays have checked in on Kris Bryant

After missing out on a potential Francisco Lindor swap, the Toronto Blue Jays are still looking for that elusive big move. The team is reportedly considering turning their attention to another star infielder, Cubs third baseman, Kris Bryant. If we rewind back to the 2010 MLB draft we remember names like Bryce Harper going first […] Toronto Blue Jays have checked in on Kris Bryant - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 12, 2021
Cub Tracks has a point

Cub Tracks has a point

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/MLB Photos via #Cubs and #MLB news you can use. I know, right? Strange days indeed. Most peculiar. I’m going to miss Mark Gonzales. Good luck out there, Mark. I’m leaving the Tribune after more than 15 years. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with so many talented editors, writers and photographers. I look forward to the next chapter TBD.— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) January 11, 2021 Kris Bryant is in the best shape of his life, and he’s still a Cub. According to @martinonyc, Kris Bryant could be traded “as soon as...
Cubbies Crib Jan 11, 2021

Cubs Rumors: Team continues to listen on Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras

The Cubs are still listening to offers for both Willson Contreras and Kris Bryant. For a team that’s supposedly not rebuilding, the Cubs sure know how to act like they are. After unloading their ace for a package of far-off prospects and non-tendering Kyle Schwarber only to see him sign a deal worth more than what […] Cubs Rumors: Team continues to listen on Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Tomahawk Take Jan 11, 2021

Atlanta Braves Trade Candidates: Kris Bryant

If the Chicago Cubs are willing to move on from Kris Bryant, should the Atlanta Braves consider making a move for the former MVP? When the Chicago Cubs traded Yu Darvish to the Padres, many figured the Cubs may be looking to move other assets as well and teams like the Atlanta Braves could take […] Atlanta Braves Trade Candidates: Kris Bryant - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 11, 2021
An updated estimate of the Cubs 2021 payroll and luxury tax

An updated estimate of the Cubs 2021 payroll and luxury tax

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports And some thoughts about why the team is headed the way they are. The weekend announcement of Kyle Schwarber’s signing with the Nationals brought out all the doomsayers again, those who think the Cubs are “tanking” or are going to trade away all their stars before the 2021 season begins. There were rumors all over Cubs Twitter (one of the reasons I steer clear of most of it) that Kris Bryant was going to be traded this weekend. Didn’t happen, and probably won’t before the season begins. One thing is clear: Cubs ownership could put...
Cubbies Crib Jan 10, 2021

VIDEO: Cubs release ‘thank you’ video for Kyle Schwarber

Everyone, the Cubs included, know what Kyle Schwa rber did in his time here. On Saturday, as Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras trade rumors continued to swirl, Cubs fans learned former first-round pick and 2016 World Series hero Kyle Schwarber had signed with the Washington Nationals. The deal reunites Schwarber with former teammate Starlin Castro […] VIDEO: Cubs release ‘thank you’ video for Kyle Schwarber - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Jan 9, 2021

If Cubs trade Kris Bryant as a salary dump, it’ll be the final straw for fans

If the Cubs trade Kris Bryant, they better come away with something to show. This isn’t 2011. Cubs fans certainly aren’t ready to sign up for another top-to-bottom rebuild. But that’s sure what it seems like we’re inching closer and closer to. The return in the Yu Darvish trade was much lighter than a lot […] If Cubs trade Kris Bryant as a salary dump, it’ll be the final straw for fans - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Rising Apple Jan 9, 2021

Mets Trade Rumors: Kris Bryant for Francisco Alvarez is a deal-breaker

The latest New York Mets trade rumors have them connected to Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant. The price might be catching prospect Francisco Alvarez. The New York Mets excited us with the Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco deal and may not be done adding to the roster. According to Mike Puma of the NY […] Mets Trade Rumors: Kris Bryant for Francisco Alvarez is a deal-breaker - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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