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The Figures Are Got
by Derek Smart
The Cubs exchanged figures with their five strays today, and the Cubs' MLB site is kind enough to list them in the text of the linked article. However, since some of you may not be interested in wading through a bunch of words and stuff in search of a bunch of numbers and stuff, I thought I'd toss it into handy table form for your easy reference.
As you can guess from what I wrote earlier, I'm only really surprised about Zambrano's numbers (that, and the size of the gap between the club and Pierre), particularly since this morning's Sun-Times indicated that they'd be trying to hold him under $5M, while indicating that he'd be asking for something in the neighborhood of $5.5M (which experience should only serve to teach me a lesson I should have learned more completely long ago, which is to take anything written about the Cubs in the aforementioned rag with a grain of salt......truck).
In any case, if distance between numbers is a fair indication of nearness to resolution, it looks like Mr. Ohman should be set very soon, while Mr. Pierre and Mr. Zambrano could take it to the edge of a hearing. I doubt they'll get to that point, but I bet they make each other sweat.