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Monday, January 31, 2005

More on Sammy

Ok, I was wrong yesterday when I said that the Cubs would be getting Hairston for $11.7M. It now appears that the Cubs will pick up $12M of Sosa's $17M 2005 salary and have to pay a $3.5M severance that was written into Sosa's contract.

So the Cubs will pay over $17M for Jerry Hairston Jr.'s services and the chance that Fontenot and/or Crouthers might be future contributors.

It also now appears that Hendry is not interested in Magglio Ordonez. As Phil Rogers wrote on ESPN that may mean that they'll go after Jeremy Burnitz. Let's hope not. Burnitz is coming off of a season in Colorado where of course he looked better than he is. He hit .244/.327/.448 on the road. And if the Cubs sign him that will simply add to the money they've already thrown away.

At this point it looks as if Hendry may actually think that Hairston is a right-fielder. Hmmmmm

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