9:49pm: Chafin will earn $2.25MM in 2021, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, who adds that the deal includes a $5.25MM mutual option or a $500K buyout for 2022. Chafin could also make up to $500K in incentives based on games pitched in each of the two seasons, bringing his total guarantee to $2.75MM.
9:31pm: The Cubs have agreed to a major league contract with left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin, according to Zach Buchanan of The Athletic. Chafin is a client of Meister Sports Management.
Chafin ended last year with the Cubs, who acquired him from the Diamondbacks for young infielder Ronny Simon at the Aug. 31 deadline. A left finger sprain limited Chafin in Chicago late in the season, though, as he didn’t make his debut with the team until Sept. 20. The 30-year-old ultimately gave the Cubs three innings of one-run ball, though his finger issues held him to just 9 2/3 frames between the two clubs.
Since he debuted with the Diamondbacks in 2014, Chafin has notched a 3.67 ERA/3.60 SIERA with roughly average strikeout and walk percentages (25.0 and 10.1) and a solid groundball rate of 52.3 percent in 274 2/3 innings. He could enter this season as the most proven southpaw in a Cubs bullpen that’s largely devoid of established options in that respect.
nice rebound candidate
well maybe at that price perhaps less so
There’s 50 innings Cubs won’t have to worry about.
Ol’ Trash-Co Waste Disposal Unit-divin’ Jed!
Dumpster Divin Theo
Proud of you student
Hopefully he can rebound
Joke of the day:
Mickey is quite the sickey, and has a tiny dickey.
and cheeryvladdy wants to be Micky’s sugar daddy
Lmao where did you get that from? I made that joke cause I’m disgusted by the guy. Bauer was right about him after all…
Good job making fun of a perv by being a perv.
Have to think he is pretty much a lock to make the team. Guessing minor league is just to keep the 40 man spot open for a bit. Left side of the cubs pen isn’t very strong w/ Ryan and Wieck. As a Cubs fan, still need at least a Jeffress or kintzler type to come back and maybe another Chafin-type signing.
It says major league contract
They also signed Adam Morgan (a lefty). $900 K if he makes the team.
Clearly they identified a strength in Chafin that the pitch lab is wanting to exploit. I’m hopeful he’s responsive to their suggestions and puts up solid lefty relief
This guy looks like he belongs on a Topps baseball card from the 80’s, specifically the year that had the fake wood border.
I think that was 1987.
Dumpster Divin Theo
Chafin. Thats what happens to portly Cub fans after a day in the sun, with their $12 bud lights and sing singey Go Cubs Go
That ridiculous go Cubs go is an embarrassment. I say that as a very long time Cubs fan.
No… it’s not.
Yes… it is. and so was when they used to chant “we want a hit we want a hit we want a hit” back in the day. Cub fans.
Its still refreshing to see all you Cubs haters still trolling the pages though lol. You guys still can’t stand they won in 2016 because you know your team will never have a better WS victory in the history of the sport. Keep being sour because we love it
Nice signing he looked good in his few appearances after we got him at the trade deadline. A bit surprised we spent over 2 mill on a reliever of any kind though lol, maybe those purse strings have opened up a bit more than I thought.
They’ve struggled mightily since Chap to have that lefty in the bullpen. Was seems like it’s been a revolving door for years now. I miss Travis Wood.
That’s a surprisingly expensive reliever contract doled out by the Cubbies. Especially for this mustachioed replacement-level LOOGY.
I was sure that he was going to get a minor league deal. He did well for himself. His agent deserves the Noble Peace Prize.
Another injured pitcher signing. Jed is not impressing me. It’s Theo 2.0
I guess I’m ok with this, but a bit confused at the price at $2.25M. Sean Doolittle signed for $1.5 M.
In the four seasons when he was healthy he put up solid numbers…little pricey cause of his injury history but if he can stay healthy may be ok…when you consider the ton of games the cubs has lost past few years cause of that horrible bullpen pretty obvious why they would over pay some to get anyone who could turn out to be at least respectable.
If not, he will fit in great in the LF bleachers.
Seeing that name….suddenly my balls itch.