Chicago Cubs: Rising salaries are on the horizon
Now, as for the two starters under the age of 30, Kyle Hendricks and Jose Quintana will make the least out of the five. Hendricks enters his second year of arbitration as he signed a one-year deal last season, making $4.175 million. That number will undoubtedly see a bump in 2019 and could be anywhere from $7 to $8 million.
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Either way, it’ll be less than what Quintana will make in his third year with the Cubs. The left-hander, 29, was halfway through his five-year deal he had signed with the White Sox when he was acquired by the good guys.
In 2014, he earned a little under a million and will see his $8.85 million quickly become $10.5 million. It’ll remain the same in 2020 in which the club holds a $1 million buyout option.
He’ll become an unrestricted free agent at the age of 32 but could end up staying with the Cubs beyond that if a deal is worked out. Right now, there’s no concern nor worry in regards to his future with the club since the team has some time to make a decision on what they’ll want to do.
In all, this starting rotation is set to make serious bank entering the new campaign. Remember, this doesn’t include Tyler Chatwood or Mike Montgomery‘s salary as they provide Joe Maddon with occasional spot starts.
Hopefully, the Cubs will have some of their top starting pitching prospects making their big league debut in the semi-near future. Spending money on pitching is fine and all but there’s nothing better than homegrown talent.