Chicago Cubs: Would Javier Baez turn down a long-term contract?

Javier Baez / Chicago Cubs (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Javier Baez / Chicago Cubs (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Chicago Cubs: Long-term deals?

So, after his outstanding performance, if the Cubs were to offer him a long-term deal as well, would he accept? If the Chicago Cubs are out playing hardball and realize he’d end up being a market stealer in the future, then locking him up should be a top priority.

Yes, he is under team control for a couple more years, like Bryant. But surely, the front-office would feel more comfortable if deals beyond their controlled time were in place. Losing them to other teams would be devastating considering Chicago’s top prospects list has more pitchers than anything else.

Which is fine. Agents are working hard, more than ever before, to get their clients money that they deserve. Let’s not forget endorsements and other projects, such as one Baez has joined Kobe Bryant for.

Players these days have forced front offices to “show them the money” and it’s only going to get wilder in the future. Heck, Trout and Harper are paving the way for a potential billionaire baseball player in the future.

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Or even Bryant, Baez, Gleyber Torres, Aaron Judge, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich, and the list goes on. Whether it’s $200, $300 million, I firmly believe both Bryant and Baez will remain on the North Side until their mid-to-late 30s.

Who wouldn’t want to win another World Series in a Cubs uniform? There is more history that needs to be accomplished at Wrigley Field.