jersey cubs fan wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:Between his gutting of team, indifference toward Fields, and rumored shopping of Jenkins, it reads to me like Poles wants a clear reset from the Pace era. I think Fields has to win on his own to keep his job in 2023. I wouldn’t bet on a Smith extension (unless his self representation can be manipulated) and think Montgomery is probably dealt if they start slow. Wouldn’t rule out a Mooney trade. Poles seems to be doing what most other Chicago teams have done of late and is hoping to lose a lot this year and draft high next year.
Smith messed up by saying maybe the McCaskeys can salvage this, weakening his hand. But this is what it comes down to. Poles wants to take advantage of an unrepresented player, and if he can’t he’ll move on from another Pace guy in the name of getting guys who buy in to another rah rah BS system.
When I heard Roquan didn't have an agent my concern would be that he wouldn't have a counterweight to his own thinking. Maybe Roquan wanted to be the highest paid MLB in the league, and Poles didn't want to go that far. Without an agent to advise him on what he should be targeting there is no one to bring things back.
I get Roquan wants to cash in, all players do and he deserves a payday, but I see how him representing himself would be problematic.
We'll see once details come out what the offers were...