The Cubs have made some high-profile free-agent signings this offseason, though things seem to be quiet on that front right now.
They also have seven arbitration-eligible players who'll have to be signed over the next several weeks. Players must file for arbitration by January 12, and management and players will exchange figures by January 15. If the deals aren't settled, arbitration hearings will happen between February 1 and 21.
As I wrote last year, there have been just six arb hearings in Cubs history:
Bruce Sutter (1980), Leon Durham (1985), Andre Dawson (1988),(1990), Mark Grace (1993) and [Ryan] Theriot.
The link above notes that the Cubs and Pedro Strop were headed to a hearing last year, but on February 5 the Cubs and Strop avoided a hearing when he signed a one-year deal for $2.525 million.
Strop is one of the arb-eligible players again this year. It's his final arb year; he'll be a free agent after 2016.
The six other Cubs who are arb-eligible this year are Travis Wood (final year, FA after 2016, made $5.685 million in 2015), Chris Coghlan (final year, FA after 2016, made $2.505 million in 2015), Jake Arrieta (2nd arb year, FA after 2017, made $3.63 million in 2015), Hector Rondon (1st arb year, made $544,000 in 2015), Adam Warren (1st arb year, made $572,600 in 2015) and Justin Grimm (1st arb year, made $531,500 in 2015).
Instead of making arb projections for each of these players, I'm going to let you do that. Make your forecasts of what each of the seven Cubs arb-eligible players will sign for this year in the comments.