Sunday, November 19, 2006

Soriano signing making other free agents want to sign with the cubs!!

The Cubs have reported that they have offered a 3 year 45 million dollar contract to Drew which sources close to Scott Boras says he will accept.

A side note Barry Zito contacted Jim Hendry Personally to let him know that he would enjoy pitching at Wrigley field and for the Chicago Cubs.

How big is today!!! I have been emailed by a "source" that says he has inside information that, this tidbit is true!

Not only that but there will be a press conferance tonight or the latest tommarrow announcing the signing of both Drew and Soriano... He also states the only way Zito will be here is if he takes less than his orginal 7 year 100 mill contract.. It is stated that now Murton/Jones will be moved to Indians for Jake Westbrook in a package deal. Check this lineup.

Soriano cf
Izzy ss
dlee 1st
aram 3b
drew rf
barrett c
murton/jones lf
derosa 2b

Big Z
Westbrook
hill
miller/cotts
fa signing

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

If these reports are accurate, than this day just keeps getting better and better.

Anonymous said...

Where are you getting this information? Or are you just making this up for good reading?

Anonymous said...

If the cubs get rid of Murton I will be pissed! I believe this kid has a bright future...I really hope he stays.

mickeyrom51 said...

I dont really think that we will be getting Drew.The pockets might be deep,but not that deep.Im sure that offer was before the Soriano signing.They also desperately need at least two rotation pitchers.

dave said...

Who the heck would bat Izturis 2b with that lineup?

cubsfan82 said...

I get the majority of my info via websites.. i do get emailers and posters with rumors and i also hear some on the radio.. i got this tidbit from an emailer and also seen it at a message board.. when i checked into it, i found it was stated by a source close to scott boras. it should be intresting on what we hear tommarrow!

Anonymous said...

nice site. zito just called hendry cause he just saw what we gave soriano- see ya zito, you're not worth that much :) . JD Drew i heard we offered a contract, but it didnt get much publicity or covered that well. we'll see...

Anonymous said...

Cubfan.... please expand on those sources.

What "message board" exactly that had a source "close to Scott Boras" did you get this information from?

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that those reports are just rumors, nothing more. Soriano will be a Cub, but I just can't see Zito and Drew coming to the north side.

However, ESPN 1000's Bruce Levine said today that the Cubs are interested in Schmidt. He said that they might try to sign him to a 3yr deal. Levine is usually quite accurate, and I think we can all agree that Hendry has a lot left to do. I have a feeling that he will make one more splash by signing a FA SP or trading for one (Westbrook has been mentioned)...

Also, the prospective line-up in the article is terribly constructed (something like dusty would do)...

First of all, Izturis hasn't the OBP or the patience at the plate to hit 2nd. He is the prototypical slick-fielding Middle Infielder (a very good one at that) with NO bat. He belongs in the 8-spot. I can see Murton as a fantastic #2 hitter. He has a very good eye and great plate dicipline (which should be even better with Gerald Perry as Hitting Coach). Even DeRosa might fit in the 2-hole, but NOT Izzy...

Here is an example of what I think the Cubs' line-up will look like barring the acquisition of another position player:

Soriano-CF
Murton-LF
Lee-1B
Ramirez-3B
Jones-RF
Barrett-C
DeRosa-2B
Izturis-SS

That is a pretty damn good line-up. Ryan Theriot might even fit in there in DeRosa is a bust. The-Riot was quite good hitting behind Pierre last year, so he might even be another option to hit behind Soriano.

Anonymous said...

Even Barrett, who hits the ball to rightfield often, can hit 2nd.

cubsfan82 said...

The Cubs have reported that they have offered a 3 year 45 million dollar contract to Drew which sources close to Scott Boras says he will accept.

A side note Barry Zito contacted Jim Hendry Personally to let him know that he would enjoy pitching at Wrigley field and for the Chicago Cubs.

- i recieved this exact email from several different emailers, i also read it on the cubs.com page.. That the info i got so i posted it here.

I have to admit i was hesitant to post this, but hey its my blog and it is called cubs rumors and news.

And one other thing i promise you i do not make up rumors, i actually get them from sites and other folk, i do check them and if i find them in more than one place i will post them..

its been exciting!! we will have to see what tommarrow brings!!!

GO CUBS!

and thanks for looking and posting at my blog!!!!

Anonymous said...

so what r drews stats
just a question ...will jones go then?
where do u bat him in the order? second?
do u keep murton?( i hope so hes young and looks good)

cubsfan82 said...

http://www.baseball-reference.com/d/drewj.01.shtml

That should answer all your questions on his stats, if not foxsports.com has a good stats page

i would figure he would bat 2nd between aramis and lee, or maybe 5th after aramis

if he is signed you would need to trade one of your outfielders either murton or jones, for pitching of course

Anonymous said...

Is this rumor still alive what happen, you got me so excited???

cubsfan82 said...

i believe the rumor is still alive, i havent heard wether it had beeen dismissed or if its gaining truth, something Lou said yesterday is that he wanted to get one more Lefty bat and 2-3 starters either through trade or free agency... i wonder what lefty bat he means?? drew, floyd, matthews jr, lugo?

i will update if i hear anything else on drew