Cubs Close to Signing Cliff Floyd
Paul Sullivan in the Chicago Tribune
is reporting the Cubs are close
to signing 1B-OF Cliff Floyd
to an incentive-laden deal. Sully speculates that Floyd will be used in a "platoon" in LF with Matt Murton, which considering the number of RHP vs LHP starters in the N. L., would mean Floyd would start about 2/3 of the time.
Floyd was hampered by a sore left Achilles tendon in 2006, and there has been some concern that the Achilles will continue to be a problem for him in 2007. Also, Floyd had a rather extreme case of the splits
in 2006 when it came to hitting versus RHP (OK) and versus LHP (terrible).