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Too Rich for Cubs? Castellanos Seeking 7-8 Years

Per a report, Nicholas Castellanos is seeking a 7- or 8-year deal this winter. As of now, that term feels too rich for the Cubs entering 2022.
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The MLB offseason has been wildly active due to the impending lockout. As the news, rumors, and speculation continue to swirl, one notable free agent's desires have become public. According to Mark Feinsand, outfielder Nicholas Castellanos is seeking seven or eight years on his next contract.

As Feinsand's tweet indicates, the Miami Marlins have been in on the 29-year-old this offseason. However, if the Marlins aren't looking to spend over seven or eight seasons, then Castellanos might not be in the Marlins' plans after all.

In addition, Castellanos likely prices himself out of the Cubs' plans this winter too. There have been reports indicating the Cubs want more one- or two-year contracts this winter than the long-term deals. There is certainly the chance that the Cubs spend on one or two multi-year deals, but the former Cub's desired term feels too rich for Chicago.

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It will be interesting to see how Casteallanos' market unfolds this winter, but it feels like he won't be signing before Wednesday's impending stoppage. However, when he does sign, it likely won't be in the Windy City.