Carlos Pena

Carlos Pena Claimed On Waivers

Buster Olney tweets that a claim was awarded on Carlos Pena. Depending on when that actually happened, the Cubs and the mystery team at the moment have about 48 hours to work out a deal. If nothing can be hammered out, the Cubs can pull Pena back off waivers or they can just let him go to the team and save the remaining salary left on his contract which includes the $5M deferred money he's owed on January 1st, 2012.

Cubs To Sign Carlos Pena

Carrie Muskat and just about everyone on twitter is saying the deal is done for Carlos Pena for a grand sum of...

(drumroll please)

1 yr/$10M

I'm sure we'll get more details on Wednesday, but looks like Cubs chose to pay a little more this year and a little less overall than the 2/$14M that Levine suggested earlier. If the numbers are true, it is $2M more than they offered Berkman and I'm wondering if Pena and Co. were willing to take deferred money that Berkman was not.

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  • bryant is good at doing home rons.

    crunch 24 min 6 sec ago view
  • Word is Patton is refusing to report to Des Moines.

    Charlie 29 min 40 sec ago view
  • lastella's not lost the ability to play 2nd...that's for sure.

    crunch 29 min 43 sec ago view
  • I'd wait til after our last election if I was you.

    Old and Blue 32 min 36 sec ago view
  • i tried...all i got back was comments about beyonce and the walking dead. maybe this should be done in the off-season.

    crunch 35 min 20 sec ago view
  • I'm not making fun of anyone else's losing records until we're in about year 10 of the dynasty and/or Bryant hits his 700th home run.

    Old and Blue 38 min 54 sec ago view
  • The Twins lost their 47th game on June 17. That's all I got tonight. Go Cubs.

    John Beasley 40 min 39 sec ago view
  • Tweet our proposal and see what happens.

    Old and Blue 41 min 4 sec ago view
  • this makes the most sense. the team could use a replacement in the pen when chapman leaves and bryant could fetch a nice pen arm...maybe...there's a bit of concern about bryant's poor hitting in clutch situations.

    bryant has served his purpose...time to move on and let the kids play. you're next russell.

    crunch 45 min 27 sec ago view
  • I think it will be damn funny if they send Stella down after Coghlan gets back.

    Old and Blue 47 min 38 sec ago view
  • STELLA!!!!!!!

    Old and Blue 48 min 35 sec ago view
  • Trade Bryant?

    Old and Blue 49 min 16 sec ago view
  • I think Jones held up part of your sentence at third while the rest ran through the sign.

    Jackstraw 1 hour 24 min ago view
  • has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?”

    crunch 2 hours 24 min ago view
  • I agree -- I think if you are a soft-tosser, you need a track record before you are taken seriously. If Kyle posts sub-3.00 ERA consistently and wins 15+ games a few times (and pitches more innings), he may have a shot at the award in a few years. Hopefully, he gets in the top 5 this year -- would be deserved and a nice boost for his confidence.

    billybucks 2 hours 49 min ago view
  • It's also possible that the Cubs have no intention of recalling Spencer Patton. Perhaps Maddon has seen enough of him, and Patton will eventually be one of the players cut to make room for others who will be added to the 40 in September.

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 51 min ago view