Maintaining Financial Flexibility: 2017 Vintage – Part Two

Following the same path as last year, part one of this series looked at each of the Cubs’ offseason transactions to gauge whether they allowed the Cubs more or less financial flexibility in the years moving forward. This offseason was clearly different than last, as winning the World Series definitively changed the trajectory and unbridled […]


Maintaining Financial Flexibility: A New Market Inefficiency? – Part Two

In part one of this series, we discussed each of the major acquisitions and departures from the Cubs this offseason. It would be helpful to read the first part before this piece to add context, but if you missed it, here is a recap of the assertions I laid out: – While some view John Lackey as an imperfect […]