Thursday, November 19, 2009

John Grabow Signs 2 Year Contract, See Ya Aaron Heilman...

The Cubs were busy today for the first time this winter:

The Cubs lock up relief pitcher John Grabow to a 2 year contract worth about 7 million today. The Cubs acquired John Grabow along with Tom Gorzelanny from the Pirates on July 30th for Jose Ascaino, Kevin Hart and a minor league 3B. Grabow is slated to be the the primarily lefty set-up man for Carlos Marmol.

Also today the Cubs traded relief pitcher Aaron Heilman to the Diamondbacks for 2 minor leaguers Scott Maine and Ryne White.This move isn't much of a surprise because Heilman is expected to be a non-tender player and the Cubs save about 2 million in this deal. Now the Cubs 40 man roster stands at 37. The Cubs have to finalize there 40 man roster by Friday. Now they just have to trade Bradley. We all know when Hendry makes moves, they all come right after each other, so can we see a Bradley trade tonight.

I will keep you posted as free agency starts at midnight tonight.

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