The Cubs got their man, and made it official today. All-Star Outfielder Jason Heyward joins the Cubs high-octane offense:
“The Chicago Cubs officially announced the signing of prized free agent outfielder Jason Heyward on Tuesday, adding a three-time Gold Glove win
ner in their continuing makeover to build a World Series contender.
The Cubs were scheduled to introduce Heyward at Spiaggia Restaurant, one of President Barack Obama’s favorites, after agreeing to a $184 million, eight-year contract last week. The signing of Heyward is the latest in a series of big moves as they try to bring home the franchise’s first championship since 1908.
Chicago won 97 games last season and knocked out NL Central rivals Pittsburgh and St. Louis before getting swept by the New York Mets in the NLCS.
ABC Chicago, “CUBS ANNOUNCE DEAL WITH PRIZED OUTFIELDER JASON HEYWARD,” December 15, 2015