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$135M, 8 years for Alfonso Soriano?

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Looks like the Cubbies are zeroing in on the most expensive target of the offseason.  Could make for an impressive Cubs offense for the next couple of years: Aramis Ramirez, Derrek Lee, and Soriano in the middle of the order.

As I just said over here, this could be great for the long-term, if not for right now.  The Cubbies will be tied down to a couple of huge contracts--A-Ram and Sori--for quite a while, which will limit their ability to solve other problems, like filling out a starting rotation.  There is absolutely no way this will be a good deal in 2014, and it probably won't be all that great in 2010.  I'm skeptical about 2007, for that matter.