Nelson has spoke and said that he would love to pitch for the Cubs in 2010. Nelson pitch for the Rays in 2009. The 35 year old RP went 3-0 with a 4.02 era in 40.1 innings pitch. He can probably come cheap as he only made 1.3 million in 2009 so he will probably come cheap. I would like the Cubs sign him to a 1 year contract worth 800,000 with 500,000 in incentives of innings pitch in 2010. He would be the veteran presence that Hendry and Pinella wants.
Recent Cubs addition Chad Tracy was on the radio yesterday and he said recent release OF Eric Byrnes was jealous when he sign with the Cubs. Byrnes first choice to play for is the Cubs. I think he would be a good signing with his cheap price. He can play good defense and can hit OK. His numbers have been decreasing over the years but maybe can come back to his old form like a couple years ago. I think the Cubs should sign Byrnes to the same exact deal the Cuba sign Tracy to.
I will keep you posted as Catchers and Pitchers are soon to meet.