It is being reported all over Chicago that the Cubs and Fukudome have agreed to a four year deal somewhere in the area of $50 million. They are still trying to hammer out the final details, but it appears- at least for right now- that the Cubs have gotten their Plan A of this off season.
The deal has reportedly been completed and according to the Cubs website it is 4 years $48 million.
As I predicted Jay Mariotti proposes a stupid, uncreative nickname for Fukudome in the first (THE FIRST) paragraph of his online column for the Sun Times.
With a new outfielder in the mix the Cubs can go stronger after Brian Roberts now due to an excess of outfielders. The Orioles seemingly have interest in Matt Murton as part of a deal.
To me the Cubs still need another good arm. I know their pitching numbers last year were pretty good, but who trusts that rotation to be able to win a World Series? Today is the day that the Cubs need to make a final decision on offering Mark Prior a contract.