Derrek Lee mention recently that he wants to finish his career as a Chicago Cub and would like to sign an extension with the Cubs but won't do so until after the 2010 season. The Cubs and new owner Tom Rickeets loves Lee and feel the same way about retaining him. I think the Cubs will sign Lee at the end of the season before he hits free agency to a 2 year contract worth 16 million and a club option for the 3rd year.
News from Cubs Camp:
The Cubs start spring training games on Thursday and manager Lou Pinella sets the rotation for the first 5 days.
*Thursday: Randy Wells
*Friday: Carlos Zambrano (Big Z)
*Satrurday: Carlos Silva. This game is televise on WGN at 2:05.
*Sunday (Split Squad): Tom Gorzelanny and Jeff Samardzija. 1 of these game sis televise on WGN at 2:05.
*Monday: Ryan Dempster
Pinella also said today that SS Starlin Castro may get the start in spring opener on Thursday and be the leadoff man. Also 3B Aramis Ramirez and 1B Derrek Lee said they want to play.
Braves manager Bobbie Cox named his starter for opening day on April 5th against the Cubs, Derrek Lowe will start.