"Soriano may command more than $100 million for seven years, and the Cubs will be bidders, even at that price.
Pitching plans: The Cubs still must assemble a starting pitching rotation, which at this point consists of only Carlos Zambrano and Rich Hill.
Big name free agents such as Barry Zito and Jason Schmidt may be too pricey for the Cubs, who may seriously consider Seattle righty Gil Meche, a free agent.
If the Cleveland Indians are serious about obtaining bullpen help, the Cubs may offer a package of young relievers for right-hander Jake Westbrook, a groundball pitcher who would fit nicely at Wrigley Field. "
That says alot to me, looks like they actually want to start winning next year!
"Piniella confirmed that the next piece in the puzzle would ideally be free-agent outfielder Alfonso Soriano... That list is believed to be headed by free agents Ted Lilly, Miguel Batista, Vicente Padilla and Japanese lefty Kei Igawa. Righty Gil Meche is another possibility."
Looks like Lou is aiming for the stars!!!