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Cubs Will Tender Contract to Justin Grimm

According to reports from both SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo (who doesn’t even know about whom he’s tweeting) and ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, the Cubs have chosen to tender a contract to Justin Grimm. This comes as a bit of a surprise, particularly after they opted not to tender a contract to former closer Hector Rondon, whose inconsistency and projected $6.2 million salary simply didn’t fit with the team’s future plans.

Even though Grimm’s 2017 performance left a lot to be desired and he’s now all out of those all-important minor league options, his mere $2.4 million projection was much more palatable.

Grimm’s tenure with the Cubs has been a tumultuous roller-coaster filled with peaks, valleys, and nauseating loops. When Grimm was at his peak, few batters could touch his explosive fastball/ diving curveball combination. At his worst, though, not even Grimm’s catcher knew where his pitches were going, and any pitch near the zone — four-seamers in particular — was spanked over Wrigley’s ivy-covered outfield wall.

The wild inaccuracy of Grimm’s fastball caused Cubs coaches, executives, and fans headaches throughout his most recent two seasons. Prior to that, the fastball had been a big part …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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