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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Cubs - Signed Lee

Chicago Cubs - Signed 1B Derrek Lee to a 5-year, $65 million contract.

Nothing to complain about this signing.  While Lee is a year older than the Nerk, he’s a better offensive player, a better defensive player, and would be able to beat Sean Casey in a 40-yard dash.  Lee’s not blocking anyone - the organization clearly has no interest in using Brandon Sing and after the 2005 debacle, they don’t want to be looking forward with Brian Dopirak.  While I don’t believe that Lee’s 2005 is his “true” level of play, he’ll be solid if he can just hit 275/365/500 a year, essentially his career average.

Dan Szymborski Posted: April 11, 2006 at 10:51 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RickG Posted: April 13, 2006 at 12:14 PM (#1960048)
the organization clearly has no interest in using Brandon Sing

Dan, just curious...why do you say that? I was under the impression that Sing just now started AAA, and that he wasn't ready for the big leagues.

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