Chicago Cubs might need to say goodbye to Grimm and Butler
The Chicago Cubs will have some decisions to make come spring training, including the fates of Justin Grimm and Eddie Butler.
Signing Yu Darvish to join the top of the Chicago Cubs starting rotation could cause make or break ramifications for the bottom of the Cubs roster, specifically Justin Grimm and Eddie Butler. Grimm and Butler are out of minor league options, which means if the Cubs try to send them to the minor leagues they must be exposed to the waiver process and then another team could claim one or both of them.
Since the Cubs current competitive window opened up in 2015, there has been very little room on the roster for players to try to make the team in spring training. For the most part, the roster has been set in the offseason. Spring training has been mostly about players getting the reps necessary to knock off the rust and hopefully getting out of Arizona with everyone healthy. This spring training appears to be the same situation with perhaps Grimm and Butler as the only two pitchers potentially trying out for the major league squad.