Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Schmidt, Lilly, and Hendry not leaving empty handed

Interesting news from the Southtown-

ESPN reported Monday that the Cubs were close to signing Ted Lilly to a four-year deal, and there was buzz around the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort, where the meetings are being held, that the deal was done.
Hendry said "that was not true at all." He said he had not talked with Lilly's agent, Larry O'Brien, on Monday.

Cubs general manager Jim Hendry spoke with representatives for Jason Schmidt on Monday and "left the communications open."

I dont buy what Hendry is saying here.. I do think the cubs and Lilly are close to a deal but Lillys agent is just going back for counter offers from other teams today. My feeling is you will hear today or tomarrow that Lilly has signed with the cubs, just my feelings tho, i have been wrong..

Its nice to know Hendry is still keeping tabs on Schmidt, My thought is he wont be coming here and will stay on the west coast but Hendry always seems to suprise us doesnt he?
Chicago Tribune (registration required): "The Cubs are one of the finalists for free-agent left-hander Ted Lilly, having offered a four-year deal worth an estimated $40 million, major-league sources said Monday on the opening day of baseball's winter meetings... The Cubs also have had discussions with free-agent right-handers Jason Schmidt and Gil Meche, who reportedly has the Cubs at the top of his wish list."

Why dont we just get all three lol.. I like how aggressive Hendry is being!!! I have a strong feeling he is not gonna leave the Meetings without his rotation set.

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