The calls are growing louder, but Cubs management isn’t budging from its plan.
The bonus is worth a reported $6.45 million, significantly higher than the slot value.
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn also talked about the John Danks, early surprises and the bullpen.
Among the signees is 18-year-old right-hander Spencer Adams.
Scott Boras On Jay Z: ‘When Your Agent Wears A Yankee Hat, How Seriously Are They Going To Take You?’
Boras, who is feared by team owners and hated by other agents for his tenacious, aggressive style, doesn’t seem too worried with Jay Z’s desire to dethrone him.
With the deadline to sign all draft picks approaching on July 15, the Cubs and third baseman Kris Bryant are still miles apart.
We’ve seen the Scott Boras hard-ball act before.
Pitcher Edwin Jackson agreed Thursday to a one-year contract with the Washington Nationals. The team said the agreement is pending a physical. The deal is worth in the range of $9 million to $12 million.
The Cubs are feeling the pressure from some large contracts that are limiting the moves they’re capable of making this off-season.
Jim Hendry had reason to smile late Tuesday night. He landed his primary target to fill the Cubs’ gaping void at first base, getting free agent Carlos Pena signed to a one-year contract.