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In which we learn a bit more about the free agency of Alex Cobb

It’s not much. But it is something.

No, the free agency of Alex Cobb, Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish won’t last until 2023.

Probably.

But today we received two more pieces of information over the great wide internet regarding Cobb and the Cubs:

The Cubs offered Alex Cobb 3 years for $42 million, @thekapman reports, but Cobb declined.

More info on the latest podcast: https://t.co/1YioaRXTGC pic.twitter.com/8drWvwcftB

— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) January 5, 2018

The sum reported there is about $1 million more in AAV than the Cubs gave to Tyler Chatwood (depending on how both deals would be structured). It would appear to me that’s a bit under market, and it appears that offer was made quite some time ago, and there wasn’t any back-and-forth negotiation, leading to the current… standoff, for lack of a better term.

Also out there today is this brief interview with new Cubs lefty Drew Smyly:

How hard is new #Cubs pitcher @SmylyD recruiting @ACobb53 this Winter?

Drew Smyly on “Power Alley”: pic.twitter.com/YYPlXZivq7

— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) January 5, 2018

If you listen to the interview, you’ll see the tweet is mostly a …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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