The Cubs won the World Series that year for the first time since 1908.
That deal hasn't come to fruition yet, but it hasn't stopped Machado-to-Chicago rumors from swirling, with Russell a prominent figure in the deal.
His resume to date includes, in successive years, college player of the year as a junior at Dollars, minor league player of the year his first full season as a pro, NL Rookie of the Year the next season and the NL MVP during the Cubs' championship run in 2016. Howard's first-year arbitration eligible stood for 10 seasons.
There were 189 players eligible for arbitration after teams offered contracts on December 1 to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters, and 173 remained set to swap as of Thursday evening.
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Machado, in contrast, has just one more season of team control before he can enter the free agent market, where he's sure to fetch an expensive contract. Arbitration hearings are set up for next month, though the two sides could reach an agreement before then.
Arbitration projections from MLBTradeRumors.com estimated Russell's 2018 salary at $2.3 million should the case have gone before arbitrators.
Russell had an up and down season that was marked with both personal and professional challenges, hitting just.239 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI in 385 plate appearances. He's one of baseball's brightest young stars and overall players.