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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Tom Ricketts addresses father’s racist emails

When asked directly why the Cubs didn’t spend any more money this winter, Ricketts said the answer was simple:

“We don’t have any more,” he said. “We have to have flexibility in the future. ... We’ve been in the top five spending the last few years, and we put our money back onto the field. You can’t have a high-profile free agent every single year.

“The way we look at it, you got to think long-term, it’s not just one season. We think we have a very, very good team. I think we’ll win our division.”

The Cubs have signed Jason Heyward ($184 million), Jon Lester ($155 million), Yu Darvish ($126 million) and Ben Zobrist ($56 million) since the end of the 2014 season. They also realize they are going to have to keep providing substantial raises to young stars Kris Bryant and Javier Baez through arbitration, before determining whether to sign them to long-term contract extensions.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 19, 2019 at 05:51 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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