The Chicago Cubs tendered contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players except for Neal Cotts. As we previously reported, the Cubs expect to bring Cotts back anyway as the 2 sides will work out a deal in the interim.
Carlos Marmol and Ryan Theriot were 2 of the players to be tendered contracts and the 2 players who will likely receive the biggest raises.
GM Jim Hendry will continue to negotiate with each player so as to avoid an arbitration hearing with any player. The Cubs have not been involved in an arbitration hearing since 1993 when they won a case with Mark Grace. We’ll keep you posted as soon as the Cubs announce any agreed upon contracts.