The Cubs signing of Alphonso Soriano for $136MM over eight seasons is being reported by ESPN radio in Chicago. (ed: Don't lots of rumors emanate from there?)
Many doubted he'd get Beltran money (7YR/$119MM). Now top free agents will want Soriano money. Is Manny money returning soon?
Rumors were the Cubs wanted to sign Soriano to play CF. If I were them, I'd leave him in LF and trade Matt Murton for a young starting pitcher like Oakland's Joe Blanton.
The Cubs should begin to address their starting rotation, right?
I wonder if the Cubs will rue spending $5.25MM on a 35-year-old back-up catcher.