Chicago Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler enters the free agent market
Lake Charles, Louisiana
November 6, 2016 6:47pm CST
Gordon Wittenmyer reports the news on Sunday Chicago Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler has decided to turn down his one year, $9 million dollar option to return to the 2016 World Series Champions. The Cubs could offer Fowler a one year, $17.2 million dollar contract to keep him on their team. If Fowler declines taking the qualifying offer, he could sign a new contract with another team in the Major Leagues but the team that signs Fowler will have to give the Cubs their first round draft choice as compensation for his services before the start of the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Fowler, 30, wants a long term contract to remain with the Cubs after his current one year contract expired at the end of the current baseball season.
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• Los Angeles, California
7 Nov 16
I just don't see the Cubs retaining Fowler with Zobrist, Heywood, Soler, Schwarber and Almora. He got his ring and is in a good position for a longer term contract elsewhere. At 30, he can probably get a 3 or 4 year contract.