Chicago Cubs: Other notable names on Friday’s non-tender list
Fiers is coming off a strong campaign with the Oakland Athletics, in which he pitched to a 3.56 ERA across 172 innings. Not only is he an innings-eater, but this is a guy capable of giving you quality frames in the middle or back of a big league rotation.
As for Beckham, he’s the casualty of the new regime in Baltimore. Last year, the former first overall pick hit in the .230s – and has never really figured it all out offensively – at least not on a year-to-year basis. He played very well in 2017, but that failed to translate into success this season.
Solarte represents a quality multi-positional guy who will definitely get some interest. The name that keeps coming up on social media, of course, is Billy Hamilton. Apparently, the Cubs will bring him in and somehow turn him into a serviceable bat – something the Reds couldn’t do in the last six years.
With the non-tender deadline in the rearview mirror, the attention turns to the Winter Meetings now. Will Theo Epstein and the Cubs make a splash or will all remain quiet on the rumor front?