Cubs Do Not Offer Contract To Addison Russell Following 2 Years Of Controversy
When the Chicago Cubs tendered contracts for the 2020 season to six arbitration-eligible players on Monday, infielder Addison Russell was not among the group. This means after five years with the Cubs, at 25 years old Russell will become a free agent; this decision was precipitated by two years of controversy surrounding the infielder.Russell was suspended near the end of the 2018 season for violating the MLB’s domestic abuse policy. In 2019, he was tendered a contract by the Cubs, however, he sat out the first 28 games of the season due to the aforementioned suspension. Following that, last s...
Cubs Continue To Enjoy Home Run Heavy Offense
After what felt like a never ending–drought, the bats appear to be working once again in North Chicago. Just as they have game in and game out this May, the Cubs again flexed their muscles last night, putting on an offensive fireworks display, highlighted by home runs from Addison Russell, Jason Heyward and Albert Almora Jr. The long ball’s reappearance has sparked the the Cubs, whose offensive felt stuck in the mud not too long ago. Players such as Almora Jr., who rocked his first career grand slam against the Phillies Wednesday, continue to hit well seemingly out of nowhere, as last year Alm...