The AP, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and about every sports news outlet is reporting that Derrek Lee and the Cubs just finalized a 5-year, $65 million deal. Cubs.com, however, neither confirms nor denies the report. Someone should tell Cubs.com that their patented brand of smoke and mirrors reporting should be reserved for Kerry Wood and Mark Prior. When there’s good news, it’s okay to report it. D Lee is signing an extension, not throwing towels in Mesa.
I’m glad Derrek can focus all of his attention on baseball now. These contract talks have really distracted him the first week of the season.
Tune in tomorrow for Arroyo v Rusch II.