You will not believe how much money Javy Baez turned down from Cubs
|Monday, April 19, 2021, 3:52 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs will likely look much different for the 2022 season.
ESPN's Buster Olney reported that the Cubs offered a hefty extension ($) that 'El Mago' turned down before the 2020 season.
"But a problem for Javier Baez is that his poor '20 performance followed a negotiation that concluded with him passing up a Cubs' offer somewhere in the range of $180 million," Olney wrote. "Now Baez's small sample of results in '21 looks similar to that of last year and, combined, comprise a larger sample of questions and doubts about whether the team should replicate its past offer."
MLB insider Jon Heyman also has reported that Baez was indeed offered more than $160 million on a long-term deal to stay with the Cubs.
It's always risky to turn down that type of generational money in hopes of getting even more with a huge season before free agency.
In 2021, Baez is hitting .214 with four homers and 12 RBIs.