The Reds Sealing Deal with Mike Stanton
Marc and others are citing a report on FOX Sports that the Reds will announce a deal with left-handed reliever Mike Stanton:
The Reds, moving to reinforce their bullpen, have reached agreement on a two-year contract with free-agent left-hander Mike Stanton, FOXSports.com has learned.
The deal, pending a physical, will include a vesting option for a third season.
Stanton, 39, pitched for both the Nationals and Giants last season, finishing with a 3.99 ERA in 672/3 innings.
A two year contract for a 39-year old pitcher? I know he's left-handed, but gosh. And does this mean the Reds will discontinue trying to sign Scott Schoeneweis? He is the devil we know, after all.
Marc also mentions another FOX report that the Cubs are close to finalizing a deal with Alfonso Soriano:
Soriano, 30, is believed to be seeking an eight-year deal for approximately $17 million per season, which could put the total value of his package in the range of $135 million.
A MLB source told the Associated Press on Sunday afternoon that the two sides had reached a preliminary agreement on a deal that is contingent on Soriano passing a physical.
Soriano AND Marquis? Those Cubs are out of control!