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REPORT: The Cubs Are Getting Eddy Julio Martinez (UPDATE: Second Report)

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First thing’s first: this saga has had enough twists and turns that you’re still going to want to withhold jubilation (or anything approximating it) until you actually see the man in a Cubs jersey.

That said …

Hooray, right? Mostly hooray. I’m still holding my breath a bit, but if the Cubs do finally get Martinez for the $3 million as reported earlier, it will be quite a fantastic addition to the organization.

As you’ll recall, Martinez’s stateside reps reportedly originally agreed to a deal with the Giants at $2.5 million, but all the t’s may not have been crossed before the Cubs came to a $3 million deal with Martinez’s reps in the Dominican Republic. At last check, the issue was in MLB’s hands to determine which agreement is going to be enforced.


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If Sanchez’s new report is correct, the Cubs carried the day. This would make me feel a good bit better on a day when I’m still trying to bury my feelings about the first two games of the NLCS.

UPDATE: Baseball America is also reporting that the signing – with the Cubs – is official. I’ll still wait for the Cubs to confirm and announce before feeling 100% confident, but, at last, it looks like this is actually, really happening.


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Brett Taylor

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