Author Topic: Cubs in 23  (Read 20686 times)


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Re: Cubs in 23
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2022, 06:47:47 pm »
...Regarding payroll flexibility, keep in mind that in 2024, there is still a TON of money coming off the books: $23M for Heyward, $23M for Stroman, $20M for Contreras, and $10M for Happ. That's $76M dollars. And then looking ahead to 2025, the only major contracts on the books would be Top 4 SS, Suzuki, Nimmo, and Senga. ...

Stroman has a $21M deal for 2024.  He may opt out, but I'd not assume so. 

If he does, it will probably mean that he's had a healthy and productive 2023 season.