He's now a FA. This isn't that surprising, but it is news, and I haven't seen it anywhere else yet, so using Bruce Miles' blog as a link. Anyhow, there simply was, IMO, zero chance that the Cubs were going to pay Angel the amount of money he likely would've gotten. *Misread post initially - he is back on a minor league deal, with a NRI to ST. It's easy to remember the hype on Angel, but he really hasn't been that impressive in the bigs. I think he'll have a shot to battle for a middle relief job, as the team could use a power arm, but he's probably in the same mix as a Marcos Mateo type right now.