Ken Rosenthal at Foxsports.com is reporting the Cubs are on the verge of signing Alfonso Soriano.
The first paragraph alludes to an eight year deal but it's not really clear if that's what is being offered or what Alfonso is asking for.
If true, when did George Steinbrenner buy the team?
Yahoo is confirming the story via an ESPN 1000
report that it is an eight year deal for $136 million. I guess the Cubs were serious about that whole winning the World Series thing. The years are ridiculous, the money is ridiculous and I'm pretty sure Soriano isn't that great of a player and definitely won't be in eight years. But for today, I'll have a little smile on my face knowing the Cubs picked up the two best free agent pieces off the board.