Updated – 10:23pm C.T. – With Info on Miller’s Contract, Aramis Ramirez and Daisuke Matsuzaka
According to several reports, Wade Miller has signed a 1-year contract to remain with the Chicago Cubs. The amount of the contract has not been announced.
Miller is expected to compete for the 4th spot in the starting rotation.
Update… Update – According to a report in the Chicago Tribune by Paul Sullivan, Wade Miller’s new contract could be worth more than $5.25 million dollars if he meets all of his incentives. As thought, Miller’s contract is incentive laden but is guaranteed to pay him $1.5 million. Miller will compete for a job in the back end of the starting rotation as speculated.
Aramis Ramirez…. In the same report about Miller, Sullivan said that Jim Hendry will not meet with Paul Kinzer next week at the GM Meetings as rumored. Hendry also declined to comment on the contract that the Cubs are rumored to have offered Ramirez. Some reports have stated the Cubs have offered a 5-year, $70 million deal….some say 5 years at $75 million.
Daisuke Matsuzaka…. According to the same report, the Cubs did place a bid for Matsuzaka.
Will update if more information becomes available….