WGN Radio's Dave Kaplan reported that the Cubs could complete a contract with second baseman Kaz Matsui this week. It'd be a multiyear deal; not sure if the Cubs would have to go three years on it. This would be an indefensible signing.
This is a good move in my opinion. I wasent sold on it before but Matsui can play SS, 2b, and even some third. He is speedy and a patient hitter with good gap power. He provides a good platoon with Derosa and Theriot. The cubs need speed and a pesky hitter and Kaz is that! He had a .342 OBP and stole 32 bases in 104 games. This only makes the team better. Plus it provides the Cubs with the option of trading Font, Cedeno, Omar or even Theriot for a RF or pitching.