The Cubs announced that they have reached a contract extension with David Ross that will keep him as the manager through 2024 with a team option for ’25. This season will be Ross’s third at the helm for the Cubs, the first two of which have been anything but standard. He debuted during the COVID-shortened campaign and then saw half of his team traded away last year.
With the Cubs saying they intent to compete in short order, this may be the first legitimate test of the former catcher’s mettle. Now we just need to see what pieces Jed Hoyer and Carter Hawkins are able to add to the roster over the next week or so.