Update 4 5:20: Jon Heyman is reporting that Nady will make 3.3 million in 2010 with 2 million in incentives. I think that deal could pay off even if he does average. I will have a full post of just the Cubs signing Nady tomorrow.
Update 3 12:37: Bruce Levine reports that the Cubs have contacted Park's agent but a deal is unlikely. He wants 3-4 million a year. Yeah I think that is to much to so oh well.
Update 2 12:10: The Oakland Athletics have sign P Ben Sheets to a 1 year contract worth 10 million in base salary and maybe incentives to. I would of love the Cubs to get Sheets but 8 million is way to much for a pitcher who miss all of 2009 with a shoulder injury.
Update 1 12:05: The Cubs have sign OF Xaviver Nady to a 1 year deal worth, contract details undisclosed. The deal is pending a physical and with elbow injuries and pat seasons that can hold up the deal from going through. Depending on how much he got, it could be a good deal. He is a good hitter against lefties and that can spill Kosuke Fukudome. I will update you later if the contract details are announce.
Jon Heyman tweets that the Cubs and Rays are looking at pitcher Chan Ho Park. In his career Park has been a starter and a reliever. But his stats as a reliever are way better than as a starter. In 2009 Park went 3-3 with a 4.43 era in 83.1 innings pitch. This is as a starter and a reliever. Since he is 37 years old, I would give him a 1 year contract worth 2 million plus. incentives.
Ken Rosenthal talk to Chien Ming Wang agent and the agent said 6 teams are interested in his services. The agent did not mention any names but why won't the Cubs be in on him, he can pitch as a starter and a reliever. In his career, he has won 19 games in a season twice. He was injure pretty much all in 2009 and but up horrible stats. He went 1-6 with a 9.64 era 42 innings pitch. That is as a starter and a reliever. He is only 29 so I would offer a 1 year contract around 2 million with a club option for the second year with incentives.
The Mesa council has approve the Cubs new facility so the Cubs will be officially in Mesa in 2010. Finally this is over, it has been dragging on for like ever.
Jim Bowden tweeted that P Ben Sheets negotiations are starting to heat up as Pitchers and Catchers meet in about 22 days. The teams most interested are the Mets, A's, Mariners, Rangers and the Cubs. The A's reportedly made a good offer to Sheets already. But id Sheets want to win he should go to a different team. Also remember Sheets will love to pitch with the Cubs. Lets hope he will take a discount.
More to come, I can smell it.