It can’t be a surprise in an offseason where guys like Adam Dunn and Bobby Abreu can’t find work, but in case you were wondering about the price tag on potential Cubs reserve infielder Rich Aurilia, it’s really low.
Sabean said the Giants made Rich Aurilia an offer for a non-guaranteed contract similar to what the gave Juan Uribe ($1 million if he majes the team, plus incentives).
Aurilia is taking the weekend to mull it over, Sabean said. The Phillies are known to be competing for Aurilia, but Sabean wasn’t sure if they were offering a big league deal. Aurilia dies (sic) want to return to the Giants, though. Extra Baggs.
I’ll assume that sic is “does,” not “dies.” Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if signing with the Giants could cause death.
If Aurilia is mulling a $1 mill non-guaranteed deal (non-guaranteed…what is this, the NFL?), then certainly he’d sign with the Cubs for a guaranteed $1 million. Possibly less. Less still if he takes the Giants up on their offer and then doesn’t make the team. Of course, by then the Cubs will probably have filled the 25th spot.