The Cubs off-season signings started Thursday night when the Cubs signed left-handed reliever Scott Eyre. Eyre was 2-2 with a 2.63 ERA with the San Francisco Giants in 2005. Eyre signed a 2-year deal, with a player option for a third year worth $11 million dollars (if Eyre exercises his option). Eyre is 33 and will give the Cubs an excellent option out of the bullpen to go along with lefty Will Ohman.
I like this signing (and they kept Eyre off of the Southside). I think Eyre will compliment Ohman, Novoa, Wuertz and Williamson very well and could be a good setup man for Ryan Dempster. This is a positive move for the Cubs and one of many over the next few weeks.