UPDATE- The Cubs have exercised Rich Harden's $7 MM dollar option for next season. They good news is Harden does not need any sort of surgery this offseason!
- The Cubs will have to make a not so tough decision for next season and that is exercising Rich Harden's 7 MM dollar option. The Cubs have until midnight tonight to decide whether or not to pick it up or decline. They are expected to pick it up unless he needs something like Tommy John surgery, which is not the case.
- The Cubs also have to decide on Henry Blanco 3MM dollar option but he there is no deadline for that right now. I think they should pick it up rather than work out another deal. He is a great backup catcher and very valuable to this team!
- The Cubs are expected to resign Wood and Dempster before they reach free agency.
- The Cubs have organizational meetings in 11 days, they will make decisions on payroll and players they will target.
-Ronny Cedeno likely will be on the trade block again after yelling at trainer Mark O'Neal during a nasty exchange before a game in Milwaukee on the final weekend of the regular season. I am tired of Cedeno and hope he is finally traded to the O's in a package for Brian Roberts!