In less than 24 hours, the Cubs have significantly altered their outfield situation for 2016. Yesterday, Dexter Fowler was re-signed to a one-year $8 million contract with a $5 million buyout or $9 million mutal option for 2017, and joined the team in a surprise, heart-warming moment.
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UPDATE: Fowler's homecoming and Desmond going to the Rangers means we have a tie for first place: billybucks and Robert Marciano. How's that for maximum late inning drama!
Everyone but Desmond is off the board, so congrats to billybucks for his win in the Free Agents Predictions Contest. It turns out that the predictions business is something of a blood sport and not exactly easy (see Y. Berra).
While billy is doing his victory lap, the rest of you can start your prognostication engines for the 2016 Season Predictions Contest. Thanks to WISCGRAD for his kind assistance in putting this together.
The Cubs have signed 27 International Free-Agents (IFA) since the start of the 2015-16 International Signing Period (ISP) that began on July 2nd.
The 2015-16 ISP concludes on June 15th.
Schwarber is doing his part to help out the autoglass industry, the Cahills are expecting a baby any day now, and it looks like Arrieta will get the Opening Day nod.