With all the various reports and rumors flying around this time of year, it’s hard to discern fact from fiction. Some of the conflicting information is intentional as agents and team execs alike put up smoke screens to obscure their true intentions. That may be the case with Alex Cobb, whose rhetoric early in the offseason had him looking like a sure things for the Cubs.
But as it became evident that the top of the market was indeed going to separate itself by a wide margin, Cobb’s asking price may have shot up from what was widely presumed to be $15 million AAV over four years. And more than just pitchers like Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish, as Tyler Chatwood’s $12.67 AAV deal could have given the folks at Beverly Hills Sports Council more confidence to bump their overall target.
Surely they wouldn’t have pushed the envelope as far as what some reports were saying, though.
The Alex Cobb camp deny the rumored 4 year $80 million that was being passed around on twitter .
— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) December 12, 2017
Okay, good, because I was starting to worry a little bit that Cobb and …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider