Chicago Cubs: Late in winter, will Jon Jay take a discount to return?
By Jake Misener
Chicago Cubs win – and that means something
Jon Jay has always played for winner. Well, minus the year he spent in San Diego. He knows how to lead and play his role in these types of clubhouses. It’s hard to imagine him going somewhere to finish his career without the chance of winning.
With the Cardinals, he served as a fourth outfielder-type for years. More importantly, he did so at a high level and without complaint. That’s hard to find in today’s game and teams know that. Which teams give him the best chance to win year-in and year-out?
It’s hard to say any club offers better odds than the Chicago Cubs. They have a young core under control for years to come. If they add another top-tier starter, they can make the case for one of the best rotations in all of baseball, let alone the National League.
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His return makes a lot of sense – for both sides. But in the end, it’s going to come down to money. More important, it’ll come down to the price tag that comes with the Cubs’ last starting pitcher acquisition of the winter. Then, the dominoes can (and will) fall.