That said …
Source: Eddy Julio Martinez is officially a member of the Cubs. He signed 10 days ago. The background: https://t.co/zRC9Cq1GS3
— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) October 19, 2015
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.
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.