Jake Arrieta struggles in Chicago Cubs win; The Kris Bryant/Scott Boras drama continues


The Chicago Cubs were able to outslug the Los Angeles Dodgers for a 7-5 victory on Wednesday, even with Jake Arrieta having a rough go of it on the mound. Chris Coghlan led the charge with a two-run home run, knocking in three on the afternoon. The Dodgers threatened late, putting a runner in scoring position in the eighth and ninth, but the bullpen was able to shut down the Dodgers each time.

When Scott Boras is the agent involved, there will always be headlines. Boras, Kris Bryant‘s agent, was critical of the Cubs’ organization on leaving Bryant in the minors for financial reason. The Cubs and Theo Epstein in a polite way made it clear that they will decide where he starts the season, blocking everything else out. Bryant was able to tread carefully, commending his agent for being aggressive on his behalf while also praising the Cubs as well.

The Cubs aren’t the only team trying to lock up talent early, before free agent contracts become astronomical. After signing Giancarlo Stanton to such a deal, the Marlins have agreed to a seven-year deal worth just under $50 million with outfielder Christian Yelich. The 2010 Draft Pick won the Gold Glove in 2014, and has shown great discipline at the plate with a .362 on-base percentage last season. The extension gives the Marlins two great young hitters to build around.

These and more in today’s Morning Marquee:

‘Arrieta struggles, but Cubs’ bats lead to 7-5 win’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Cubs respond to critical comments from Scott Boras’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Marlins, Yelich agree to a seven-year extension’ – Marlin Maniac

‘Are fans expecting too much from the Cubs?’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Another test for the Yankees’ CC Sabathia on Sunday’ – Yanks Go Yard

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