Cubs Get Heyward From Cardinals
It's a storybook ending to a wild year for Chicago Cub fans. Today, the Cubs announced that they won the bidding war for top free agent outfielder Jason Heyward, from the St. Louis Cardinals. Here's what the deal is worth and what Cardinal fans are doing now.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Gold Glove right fielder Jason Heyward chose the Chicago Cubs over the Cardinals and Washington Nationals.
He agreed to an eight-year deal reportedly worth $184 million — less than at least two other reported offers.
The 26-year-old free agent was said to have had one offer of at least $200 million from other clubs, but the youth and long term possible dynasty was too interesting to pass up.
Top top it off, Heyward is the second big free agent the Cubs are signing away from the rival Cardinals within the last week, with starting pitcher John Lackey signing a two-year, $32 million deal. St Louis Cardinal fans have gone to social media and have posted their unhappiness, as well as burned both player jerseys in public displays.
Regardless of your team loyalty, the two series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs is April 18-20 in St. Louis. Then the Cards come to Wrigley Field June 20-22.
I can only imagine what the price of tickets will be for these rival showdowns. Anyone have any extra?
What are you thoughts on the recent Chicago Cub signings?