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Monday, December 02, 2019

Cubs cut ties with Addison Russell

CHICAGO – The Cubs are letting Addison Russell walk.

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein explained the decision in a statement.

“We decided to non-tender Addison Russell today simply because the role we expected him to play for the 2020 Cubs was inconsistent with how he would have been treated in the salary arbitration process.”

 

 

QLE Posted: December 02, 2019 at 08:31 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: addison russell, cubs, non-tenders

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   1. Meatwad Posted: December 02, 2019 at 10:59 PM (#5905094)
Sad trombone
   2. McCoy Posted: December 03, 2019 at 02:23 PM (#5905292)
But but but he was supposed to be one of the superstars the Cubs build around.

Theo should just go around the league getting top dollar for a 3 year contract and just overhauling the organizations and then walking away.
   3. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 03, 2019 at 02:26 PM (#5905295)
Good. #### Russell. Between him and Maddon leaving, the Cubs have gotten a lot more likeable this offseason.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: December 03, 2019 at 03:04 PM (#5905314)
#### Russell.
Bad idea. Based on his track record, there's no way you're not gonna get knocked up.
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 03, 2019 at 03:10 PM (#5905317)
Based on his track record, there's no way you're not gonna get knocked up.


You don't know what's under those pound signs. It could be anything!
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: December 03, 2019 at 03:27 PM (#5905325)
My point stands.
   7. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: December 03, 2019 at 03:28 PM (#5905327)
The pound signs now correspond to the length of the banned word, so it has to be four letters. It could simply be four pound signs, though.
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: December 03, 2019 at 03:41 PM (#5905332)
I wonder where he'll end up. The Astros are pretty well set in their middle infield.
   9. Itchy Row Posted: December 03, 2019 at 03:56 PM (#5905336)
"We're OK with domestic violence as long as you also hit in the batter's box."
   10. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: December 03, 2019 at 05:24 PM (#5905371)
He feels like a future Oriole to me.
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: December 03, 2019 at 05:30 PM (#5905375)
He feels like a future Oriole to me.
Karma.
   12. "RMc", the superbatsman Posted: December 03, 2019 at 05:52 PM (#5905380)
They want him to sign with the Dodgers or Angels, maybe the Mariners. They said, "Go West, Addison."

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