Sports

Cubs agree to three-year, $38M deal with Tyler Chatwood

Cubs agree to three-year, $38M deal with Tyler Chatwood

On Thursday, Chicago took a big step toward improving their rotation by agreeing to a three-year contract with free agent righty Tyler Chatwood.

Chatwood would make roughly $12.67 million per season, which may seem high but with the skyrocketing price of pitching, $38 million guaranteed for a guy who is just entering his prime and is a legit breakout candidate could potentially be a steal.

Chatwood doesn't turn 28 until next Saturday and has spent the last seven years pitching for the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Angels.

The Cubs' primary goal this offseason is to find replacements for starters Jake Arrieta and John Lackey, who both filed for free agency. On the road, he recorded a 3.49 ERA and held foes to a.200 batting average.

More news: Horses Burn To Death As Rapid California Blaze Spreads

Chatwood made four starts in 2014, then underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the "15 season".

A second-round Draft pick by the Angels in 2008, Chatwood was traded to the Rockies in November 2011 for catcher Chris Iannetta.

Chatwood's best season was 2013, when he had a 3.15 ERA in 20 starts.

He will fit in the back end of the rotation behind Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks and Jose Quintana. Across the 2016 and 2017 seasons, Chatwood has a 2.57 ERA on the road, which tied for the second-best mark in the National League for those with a minimum of 10 starts.


  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)

    The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, April 7 by Craig Hallum. (NASDAQ: AMD ) has experienced an average volume of 45125772. Adv Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD ) shares traded 0.91% up during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $10.
    Google Adds 'Selfie-Style Videos' From Celebs to Search Results

    Google Adds 'Selfie-Style Videos' From Celebs to Search Results

    At the bottom, there is a carousel of cards that restates the question and can be swiped to see more answers from the same person. Other celebrities who have recorded videos for the launch include Nick Jonas, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, and Gina Rodriguez.
    Parents of murder suspect appear in court

    Parents of murder suspect appear in court

    He was detained after a co-worker told police that Donaldson handed her a bag with a gun inside and told her to watch it for him. If they continue to refuse to cooperate, Howell, Jr. and Rosita Donaldson could end up in jail on contempt of court charges.
  • 6 people hit by auto  in Lower Manhattan

    6 people hit by auto in Lower Manhattan

    Cops have said the auto was involved in at least two crashes before coming to a stop near Liberty Street and Broadway. The driver remained at the scene, police said, adding that one of the victims may have been riding a bicycle.
    Versus Mode Being Added To 'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle'

    Versus Mode Being Added To 'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle'

    The mode will also feature adjustable options per match including timers, time or even removing all the items as you see fit. Whatever you do, you can bet your opponent will be watching your every move, so be careful not to leave yourself vulnerable.
    Newmont targets dividend boost by at least 50 pct in 2018

    Newmont targets dividend boost by at least 50 pct in 2018

    The basic materials company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.02. Finally, Sentry Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Newmont Mining by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter.
  • White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'

    White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'

    Trump's typical order from McDonald's, Lewandowski wrote, consisted of "two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish and a chocolate malt". The moment was quickly shared online, and prompted speculation about the 71-year-old president's health.
    Google's AI became the world's best chess player in just four hours

    Google's AI became the world's best chess player in just four hours

    In a closed-door event, AlphaZero defeated Stockfish in 28 out of 100 games, tying the other 72 matches, ending the bout with zero losses.
    Square Enix Officially Announces Third Tomb Raider Game

    Square Enix Officially Announces Third Tomb Raider Game

    There have been rumors for some time that a new Tomb Raider is in development; however, Square Enix had not commented on it. While the name wasn't confirmed, we do know we'll be continuing Lara Croft's adventure very soon.
  • Police investigate burglary at R. Kelly's Atlanta homes

    Police report that almost everything, including his furniture and electronics, were stolen from both of his properties. Walker is now wanted on two counts of burglary, two counts of theft by taking and two counts of theft by deception.
    As Fires Spread Across Los Angeles, Museums and Galleries Close

    As Fires Spread Across Los Angeles, Museums and Galleries Close

    No civilian casualties or fatalities have been reported but three firefighters were injured, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Hundreds of engines are coming from fire departments in other states, LA County Fire Department Chief Daryl Osby said.
    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH), CubeSmart (CUBE)

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH), CubeSmart (CUBE)

    The Washington-based Washington Trust Savings Bank has invested 0.01% in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd . (NASDAQ: NCLH ). The company reported $1.86 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.82 by $0.04.