The Chicago Cubs signed Kris Bryant to a $1.05M deal, a record for a second-year player. The deal tops the previous record set with Mike Trout.
The Chicago Cubs have been very fair with their young players so far in pre-arbitration. After Addison Russell got a pay bump, the Cubs made sure to take care of the current MVP. The Cubs signed Bryant to a $1.05MM deal, breaking Mike Trout‘s record. They were only required to pay Bryant and Russell the league minimum salary of $535,000 but went beyond that in the case of both.
The Cubs made their first round of cuts, and none of them were unexpected. Especially with so many pitchers in camp. The first six cuts were all pitchers, with most of them headed to minor league camp to continue to work this spring. Will the next round bring any surprises?
There’s still a good possibility that the Cubs will use two pitchers for the No. 5 spot in the rotation. But Mike Montgomery and Brett Anderson continue to battle to see who will grab that final rotation spot. This weekend will go a long way to deciding that as both will pitch this weekend.
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