Dave van Dyck's story on the Cliff Floyd signing in today's Tribune contains this troubling paragraph:
This is diametrically opposed to what we all heard over the weekend -- that is, that Matt Murton would be the Cubs' left fielder and that Floyd would be the fourth outfielder, main pinch hitter and perhaps back up Derrek Lee at 1B as well.
And, the two assumptions in the above paragraph are by no means assured. We all know what Achilles problems can do to a player.
Bruce Miles notes that the deal has quite a few incentives:
One other note today -- Dusty Baker has officially signed with ESPN to be a studio analyst and also to work on 10 regular season games and in the postseason. It's a two-year deal. But get this:
I'm thinking that clause is never going to have to be exercised.