Oh, I’m sorry. The Cubs have signed CARLOS Villanueva. Not nearly as interesting:
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a contract with Carlos Villanueva, who they apparently believe will have staying power, if not as much as another 29-year-old right-hander, Edwin Jackson.
According to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman, the deal with Villanueva is for two years and $10 million, and it appears they are closing in on a bigger deal with Jackson.
I’m okay with this signing. It’s low-risk, not much money, blah blah blah. Alas, like everything else the Cubs have done since lo these past 12 months, it’s just not very interesting.
More interesting, but not in the good way, is this:
ESPN’s Buster Olney reports the Cubs are making “strong progress’’ on a four-year, $52-million deal with Jackson, with Cleveland the other team in the bidding.
This one, I’m less-than-thrilled about, and I actually LIKE Edwin Jackson. But 4 years is awfully long for someone who has been as inconsistent as he has been.