No, it should not be a surprise that the Chicago Cubs were not players for starting pitcher Joel Pineiro, despite repeated national reports that the Cubs were involved. Buster Olney even went so far as to once state the Cubs were the leader. We did our best to debunk these reports, but alas, we remained ever so slightly hopeful.
Those tiny, tiny hopes were dashed last night when Pineiro signed with the Anaheim Angels. So did he get the 3/$30 million he was looking for? I mean, if he did, there’s no reason to fret. It’s not like he signed for only two years, and a total reasonable, affordable salary.
Oh. He signed for two years and $16 million. Bummer.