Cubs Sign Ben Zobrist

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Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal 16s17 seconds ago
Source: Zobrist in agreement with #Cubs on four-year, $56M contract, pending a physical.
 

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–With Zobrist signed, Castro is obviously gone. Most likely to the Yankees for prospects. I hope they can snatch up Jacob Lindgren.

–This also probably means we will not be signing Heyward and keeping Soler.

–Now, I'd like to see a trade with the Rays for CF Kevin Kiermaier. He would solve our center field problems.
 

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Da fuq?

He will be 35 in May of next year. 4 years 56 million? What da fuck were you thinking?
 

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Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal 16s17 seconds ago
Source: Zobrist in agreement with #Cubs on four-year, $56M contract, pending a physical.
14 mill a season for a guy entering his 35 year old season and takes him through till 38. Not sure why a young team is signing a bunch of guys who are at the very--and I mean very--end of their career. I guess the Cubs want to go from a 5 year window to a 2 year window.

I can honestly say this offseason has been my nightmare offseason so far. Tying up a bunch of money and picks in aging vets who may be done day one of next season.
 

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This signing is straight up dumb. 35 and changing leagues? Theo may win trades but his contracts have been shit
 

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Have to say, I'm really going to miss Starlin. He was why I watched the Cubs there at the start of the decade. Hope he does very well for the Yankees
 

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so help me, from here in Italy i can't follow everything like you, Castro to the Yankees for who exactly?
 

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FUCK THIS GUY!

Now Castro is a Yankee. I hate this team right now. Traded one of my favorites to my least favorite team not named the Cardinals.
 

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7:04pm: The YES Network’s Jack Curry reports that right-hander Adam Warren and a player to be named later are going to the Cubs in the trade (Twitter link).
 

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i was on the team trade Castro for pitching but this is not what i meant..
 

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I don't want to overreact.................Not liking these moves. This stinks of someone grabbing all of their old favs and tossing them together hoping to relive past glory. I can't recall that ever working out well for teams in any sport. Better to sell a year early than buy a year late. The Cubs are doing the exact wrong thing. If they don't win the WS this season or next......
 

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If Heyward gets ~20 million a season and we get Zobrist for 14, and that is more than Castro, I am going to puke.
 
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