Chicago Cubs News: David Ross returns; Arbitration cases avoided


The love the Chicago Cubs and their fans showed David Ross might have paid off. He will join the front office this season as the Cubs special assistant to baseball operations. The team also avoided arbitration with several players by agreeing to terms.

For David Ross, two years playing for the Chicago Cubs was all it took. The relationship and respect developed amongst the players. The respect the fans showed in his time here and the bonds built from winning the Cubs first World Series in 108 years. That was enough for Ross to accept the position of Cubs special assistant to baseball operations. The position will allow him more time with his family while staying involved with the team that called him family for the last two seasons.

The Cubs avoided arbitration with three of the four arbitration eligible players. Hector Rondon, Jake Arrieta and Justin Grimm all agreed to terms with the Cubs. The only remaining player is Pedro Strop. The Cubs under Theo Epstein have made a concerted effort to avoid hearings. So Strop should hopefully agree soon.

The Cubs Convention opened up on Friday, and the place was buzzing. Fans got a chance to get an up–close look at the World Series trophy, as well as a weekend of meeting players, coaches and more. The announcement of Ross joining the front office was icing on an already big piece of cake for Cubs’ fans.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Ross to take front office position with Cubs’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Players, fans fired up at Cubs Convention‘ –

‘Cubs, Rondon avoid arbitration’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Arrieta signs $16.8 mil deal, avoids arbitration’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Ross, Rangers agree to one-year deal’ – Call to the Pen

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