Category Archives: Chicago

Cubs and Kyle Hendricks Agree to Deal

The Chicago Cubs and pitcher Kyle Hendricks have agreed to a deal, avoiding arbitration. https://twitter.com/carriemuskat/status/951861332357406720 Kyle has a 38 and 22 record and a 2.94 ERA with the Cubs. This was his first year facing arbitration. The Cubs still have Addison Russel, Tommy La Stell, Justin Grimm, and Kris Bryant that are eligible for arbitration.…

The Arbitration Case for Kris Bryant

On Friday, salary arbitration figures will be exchanged between players and teams. This is basically the agent of a player formally submitting a number to the team, and the team submitting a number to the agent. In most cases, these exchanges come and go and there is a near immediate agreement. There are some cases…

Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish Deals, Includes Cubs? Alex Cobb Loves Chicago Food

We actually had Hot Stove news today - but it turns out a few baseball insiders got too antsy. It happens, but what are you going to do? https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/951140300294115329 Apparently, there were talks, and you can split hairs in arguing if the deal ever got close or not. In any event, the Gerrit Cole trade...…