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— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Cubs - Signed Fukudome
Chicago Cubs - Signed OF Kosuke Fukudome to a 4-year, $50 million contract.
I like this signing a lot. $12 million doesn’t buy as much as it used to in the American free agent market and when the opportunity arises, I think a team like the Cubs should roll the dice at getting a star, which would have a huge impact on the NL Central race the next few years, rather than play it safe with mediocrity. Fukudome did have minor surgery this season on his right elbow but it’s reportedly not an issue and since it’s the Giants and not the Cubs that diagnosed this, I’ll give Fukudome’s health the benefit of the doubt. If the Cubs had said he had bone fragments in his elbow removed, the truth likely would have been that he had his arm below the elbow removed or lupus or something.
Fukudome should be the starting rightfielder for the Cubs and if his translation from Japan to the US is more like the Godzilla Matsui and not the Gobot Matsui, there’s a pretty good chance that the Cubs become the prohibitive favorite in the NL Central, where a 92-win team is probably enough to coast to the playoffs.
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