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    Cubs reportedly nearing deal with lefty Maholm

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    CHICAGO -- The Cubs may be close to adding another left-hander to the rotation.

    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Monday that the Cubs were close to finalizing a deal for lefty Paul Maholm. He could join a rotation of Matt Garza, Ryan Dempster, Travis Wood, Chris Volstad and Randy Wells. Wood is the only lefty.
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    Re: Cubs reportedly nearing deal with lefty Maholm

    Malholm was one I was hoping the Reds would target - either on a minor league deal or as a long man and emergency starter. I'd still target Aaron Cook on a minor league deal with an invite. Francis would be nice, but I believe he would require a rotation spot.
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    Re: Cubs reportedly nearing deal with lefty Maholm

    Malholm was one I was hoping the Reds would target - either on a minor league deal or as a long man and emergency starter. I'd still target Aaron Cook on a minor league deal with an invite. Francis would be nice, but I believe he would require a rotation spot.
    Cook signed a minor-league deal with the BoSox yesterday, $1.5MM prorated if he gets called up.

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    Re: Cubs reportedly nearing deal with lefty Maholm

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    Malholm was one I was hoping the Reds would target - either on a minor league deal or as a long man and emergency starter. I'd still target Aaron Cook on a minor league deal with an invite. Francis would be nice, but I believe he would require a rotation spot.
    When was the last time a pitcher sported a sub-4.00 e.r.a. and had this few suitors? I know Maholm's peripherals are questionable, but I'm still surprised more teams haven't taken flyer on the guy.
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    Re: Cubs reportedly nearing deal with lefty Maholm

    No kidding. League averagish SP for $5MM? Since when?
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    Re: Cubs reportedly nearing deal with lefty Maholm

    Maholm deal confirmed. 4.75 million 1 year. Club option for 2nd year at 6.5 million (500k buyout)


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    Re: Cubs reportedly nearing deal with lefty Maholm

    I am guessing suitors were looking at his 2009-10 performance. He also didn't pitch after 8/17, so perhaps health is a concern. Apparently, no one wanting to pay for the chance that they buy the 2009-10 version.
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