Another type of free agent: Sig Mejdal of the Astros

Front office free agents can be worth as much to a team as an expensive player.

I’m rather amused by the offseason so far. I’ve seen a few different ranges of fans or bloggers threatening to “go nuclear” if the Cubs stay under guidelines, thereby avoiding Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. It’s an interesting, if unexpected dynamic. The way I figure it, the Cubs affiliates will be in the same place the next four seasons. When those seasons conclude, I’ll shift to the parent club, again. However, a few people have been announced as free agents that captivate me.

These two, for example:

Mike Fast and Sig Mejdal both opted to let their contracts with the Astros expire after the season, and they are now among the most valuable free agents on the market this offseason. Brilliant minds who absolutely have their fingerprints all over that Astros WS trophy.

— Alyson Footer (@alysonfooter) November 5, 2018

It didn’t take long for Mike Fast to find another job:

I’m excited to join the Atlanta Braves and look forward to becoming part of the great team of people there.

— Mike Fast (@fastballs) November 7, 2018

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Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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