The Cubs are showing little interest in signing Ryan Theriot long-term.
While the club avoided arbitration hearings with five players on Tuesday, they failed to sign Theriot.
It’s a wake-up call for the second baseman who’s seeking $3.4M. The Cubs counter with a $2.6M offer.
That’s a considerable gap, wide enough to be settled in a hearing, and a situation Chicago has avoided all together since Mark Grace’s case in 1993 (he lost).