Tom Ricketts Says Sorry About The Racism, And The Cubs Are Out Of Money

With Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and plenty of other MLB free agents still unsigned after full squads have already reported to spring training, there have been a lot of concerns expressed about low spending and even potential collusion from the MLBPA, individual players, and fans. And that’s led to some absolutely ham-fisted and counterfactual attempts to defend offseason non-moves from owners, with the latest coming from Chicago Cubs’ chairman Tom Ricketts.

Ricketts had a whole lot to discuss with the media at spring training Monday, from his father Tom's racist and Islamaphobic emails (see video below) to the team’s upcoming RSN deal with Sinclair, but perhaps the most astounding comments he made were in response to questions about the team’s lack of free-agent spending.

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