There was a lot of Alfonso Soriano chatter yesterday with Josh Hamilton signing. The Anibal Sanchez signing has a number of implications, plus more.
Archive for December, 2012
What may have been the best free agent fit for the Cubs is headed back to the Tigers.
Obsessive Anibal Sanchez Watch: Cubs Reportedly Increase Offer (UPDATE: Sanchez Re-Signing With Detroit)
Up slightly from $75 million over five years to $77.5 million. (UPDATE: Reportedly signing with Tigers for 5/$80M.)
There are other bits going on in the Cubs’ world. Of course, we all still just want to know about Anibal.
It sounds like it could be for five years and $75 million, but he could be going back to Tigers.
The Cubs will now have 10 days to trade, waive, or release Beliveau.
They hadn’t been attached to the big-time outfielder all Winter, and signing him could cause serious ripples.
The Cubs’ affection for Garza, coupled with his injury, coupled with his impending free agency, coupled with a dearth of starting pitching talent … it’s a perfect storm.
The 34-year-old righty is coming off a down, and injury-ended 2012 season. Before that, he was among the best in the game.
A couple of surprise prospects in 2012, each for very different reasons.
Ken Rosenthal reports the two sides are “close.” UPDATE: Looks closer than close now.
And it could include David Price, says Buster Olney, who clearly just wants to get us all riled up.
The 36-year-old sidearmer is coming off his second Tommy John surgery.