Chicago Cubs: Who will be making the most money in 2020?
Chicago Cubs: While the team will be shedding a solid amount of payroll this offseason, there are still big contracts still set in place for 2020.
One of the biggest questions being asked by Chicago Cubs fans right now heading into an offseason with a lot of uncertainty is how much money will be spent to fix some holes. Will changes even come via spending a lot of money? I mean, we are seeing the Oakland A’s and Tampa Bay Rays play October baseball with much smaller payrolls.
The Cubs will still have one of the biggest payrolls in baseball regardless of how much they spend this offseason. While guys like Cole Hamels, Ben Zobrist, Pedro Strop and (likely) Addison Russell are coming off the books, there are still a lot of players under big contracts for 2020 and beyond. All of this obviously plays a role in the what the future holds for the likes of Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Willson Contreras.
2020 is going to have a number of arbitration years on top of contracts already put in place, and who knows for sure who the Cubs sign, but here is a sum up of the guys who are already set to make the most money in 2020.