Posted on 14 December 2009 by Lou
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.
Posted on 11 December 2009 by Lou
The Chicago Cubs are expected to tender contracts to all but one of their arbitration-eligible players. The lone exception is Neal Cotts whom they plan on re-signing anyway. Cotts missed a good chunk of the 2009 MLB schedule following Tommy John surgery on his left throwing elbow at the beginning of July. He and his family moved to Arizona so that he could begin his rehab work in earnest.
The players that the Cubs will offer contracts to include – - 2nd base men Jeff Baker and Mike Fontenot; shortstop Ryan Theriot; catcher Koyie Hill; and pitchers Carlos Marmol, Angel Guzman, Tom Gorzelanny and Sean Marshall.
The Cubs have not gone to arbitration with a player since they won a case against Mark Grace back in 1993.