Henry Blanco resigns with the Cubs and Lou Piniella at the GM Meetings
According to several reports out of Chicago, the Cubs have resigned Henry Blanco for a 2-year deal with a mutual option for 2009. Blanco will serve as the backup for Barrett and the deal is thought to be worth in the neighborhood of $5 million dollars. Also, XM Radio is reporting that Lou Piniella is one of only two managers (Charlie Manuel of the Phillies) that is at the GM Meetings in Florida. Jim Hendry asked him to come up for the day (Wednesday) to meet with a couple of free agents the Cubs are interested in signing. As reported, Alfonso Soriano is in Florida today (Wednesday) to meet with the Phillies.