Wow. Just wow.
The digital ink hadn’t even dried on the news that Chris Coghlan had been traded to the A’s for pitching depth than the other shoe dropped. The initial move had raised all kinds of questions, most of them regarding the Cubs’ outfield depth after the loss of their best bench bat. Were the Cubs really that confident in Javy Baez? Would Ben Zobrist get more time in the OF than we had though?
Then the speculation began. Surely the Cubs would have to replace Coghlan’s roster spot with another outfield. Thoughts immediately turned to the still-available Austin Jackson since, you know, Dexter Fowler had agreed to a three-year, $35 million deal with Baltimore on Wednesday. But then the pictures and reports started coming in from the folks in Mesa. Surely this was a concerted troll job of epic proportions. No way was that really Dexter Fowler.
It was, however, really Dex. There he was being surrounded by teammates (featured image via Jesse Rogers’ Twitter). And then came the confirmation that Fowler and the Cubs had agreed to one-year deal with mutual option for 2017.
Fowler signs one year $15m deal with option for 2017. ($8m …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider