A big thank you to the Cubs and Reds for repeating this pitching matchup from last Wednesday. Made it lots easier for me to make today's pitching chart!
Most of you already know that Derrek Lee will now be a Cub through 2010, after signing a five-year, $65 million contract. It should be noted that this is essentially a four-year contract extension, because the first year replaces this year's deal, giving him about a $3.5 million raise for 2006. Good! If you worry about what he'll be like in 2010, he won't turn 35 till September of that year, and given the way he works at the game, I'd expect him to still be a productive player then.
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