The Chicago Cubs have played the waiting game when it comes to committing to franchise players which could lead to tension, if it hasn’t already.
Next week will mark the anniversary of the Chicago Cubs ending the longest championship drought in sports history. A day that will be long remembered by fans, here we are nearly four years later with a dark cloud of uncertainty looming over the franchise.
How did we get to this point?
Well for starters, none of the original core players that raised the World Series trophy back in 2016 have been taken care of financially for the long-term.
Cubs Upcoming Free Agents:
- Anthony Rizzo (2021)
- Javier Baez (2021)
- Kris Bryant (2021)
- Kyle Schwarber (2021)
- Willson Contreras (2023)
- Albert Almora (2023)
I suppose you can take Almora out of the conversation given his level of production compared to those other players listed above, but let’s use Kris Bryant as an example for the “cheapness” of the front office and ownership.