CUBS SIGN BIG Z
From Fox Sports:
The deal finally is done.
Cubs right-hander Carlos Zambrano has agreed to a five-year, $91.5 million contact extension, FOXSports.com has learned.The deal, which includes a $19.25 million player option for a sixth year, gives Zambrano the highest average salary ever awarded to a pitcher on a multi-year contract.
It also gives him the highest average salary in Cubs history, surpassing left fielder Alfonso Soriano, who signed an eight-year, $136 million, free-agent contract last off-season.
Interesting time to get the deal done. Zambrano is in a mini tailspin and the Cubs are in a fight for the division. Whatever the case, Big Z is a Cub for 5 years.