According to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs offered contracts to eight of their nine arbitration eligible players before Saturday’s deadline. Jeff Baker, Mike Fontenot, Ryan Theriot, Tom Gorzelanny, Angel Guzman, Sean Marshall and Koyie Hill were offered contracts while Neal Cotts was non-tendered and will be removed from the Cubs 40-man roster. Neal Cotts could re-sign with the Cubs. Many think Cotts could ink a minor league deal and continue his rehab from Tommy John Surgery in the Cubs’ system. But as the Tribune pointed out, Cotts could go elsewhere with John Grabow under contract for the next two seasons.
Bruce Miles thinks the Cubs will try to sign Neal Cotts to a minor league deal with a non-roster invitation to Spring Training.