According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs have moved on from the Anibal Sanchez derby. Ken Rosenthal reported early Friday morning that the Cubs had increased their offer to $77.5 million over five years.
The Cubs were not told they were out of the running but decided to move on just prior to reports that Sanchez re-signed with the Tigers for $80 million over five years.
The Cubs will reportedly continue to look for pitching.
According to multiple reports, Theo Epstein went to Miami on Thursday to meet with Sanchez face to face and made the bid.
The next few weeks should be very interesting. Stay Tuned …
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