According to my source, Tyson Ross is expected to give his decision on the Rangers and the Cubs sometime this week. A resolution on this situation is sure to set off a chain of moves for either team and potentially the rest of the market as most deals involving pitching have been put on hold due to Ross.
Now, the Cubs are still the most likely landing spot but so many reports have come out saying the deal was basically done, it’s easy to assume that Ross had possibly moved on from Chicago. Some sources have told me that Ross, the native Californian, is not thrilled about playing in the cold spring and falls of Chicago.
Tyson Ross, a native Californian, might not like the idea of playing in the cold to start and end the season in Chicago #Cubs
— Sean Sears (@sean_sears6) January 5, 2017
However, it’s more likely that Ross has been fielding all offers in hopes of getting a longer deal with more guaranteed money. The Cubs seem unlikely to give Ross the $11 million he was asking for earlier in free agency, but the Rangers have an unpredictable front office that has a history of making brash decisions to sign the player they want.
So maybe it is Ross just trying to squeeze more money or security from the Cubs, or maybe he truly likes Texas, but either way a source of my mine believes Ross coming to Chicago would be the best fit for him in 2017.
Scout on Ross to #Cubs, “For me Ross to the Cubs make too much sense. It would allow Ross to take his time in his recovery”
— Sean Sears (@sean_sears6) January 8, 2017
Regardless, Tyson Ross will have a new team by the end of the week and all signs point to him joining the Cubs as they attempt to defend their World Series crown.