-Orlando Hudson signed a one year deal worth 3.4 million and 4.6 million in incentives. The Cubs did not want to lose a draft pick and the Dodgers eventually decided to sign Hudson. One thing this does effect is the Royals trading Teahen or releasing him because they did not land Hudson. So as of right now the Cubs will still go with Gathright as the 5th outfielder, Hoffpauir to back up first, and one backup middle infielder.
There are still guys the Cubs will look at during spring training. A couple of names I am hearing are Jose Valentin and free agent Nomar Garciaparra.
- Bill White signed a minor league deal with the Cubs this off season was released today for failing a physical. The Cubs added Brian Schlitter to the list of non-roster invitees.
- Marmol may not pitch for the Dominican in the WBC because he wants to focus on the Cubs upcoming season. Soto, Lilly, and Fukudome are still going to play in the WBC.
- Soriano is telling people he will start stealing a lot of bases again. If he is going to be in the lead off spot he better.
- Lou says he plans on having Bradley bat clean-up as of right now. That could change fast though.
That is it for now, I will keep you posted!