It’s time for the Cubs front office to come up with a more satisfactory answer about Russell’s future with the team
In November the Cubs decided to tender Addison Russell a non-guaranteed contract. The Cubs shortstop will start the season in the middle of serving a 40-game suspension for domestic violence. While the decision to tender him a contract wasn’t well received by many Cubs fans at the time it was made, many people’s objection to it has grown louder over time. Particularly in wake of Kelly Wallace’s detailed interview with Melisa Reidy in December.
At the time Al joined the growing number of voices who said it was time for the Cubs to cut ties with Russell:
For me, though, the summary of all this is simple: At this point I think the Cubs need to move on from Russell. He’d likely benefit from a fresh start elsewhere, and from what I’ve already seen before I began writing this, including comments on Sara’s post, Cubs fans are not reacting well to these revelations. It would be good for neither the team nor the player for him to stay in Chicago.
It would appear Al’s read …Read the Rest
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue