The Cubs continued their push to become the Central Division Champions for the 2007 season before it even starts. Following up the signings of Alfonso Soriano, Aramis Ramirez and Kerry Wood the Cubs today announced a 4-year, 40 million dollar deal with starting pitcher Ted Lilly.
Lilly, 30, has a career 59-58 record in eight major-league seasons with Montreal, the Yankees, Oakland and Toronto. He went 15-13 with a 4.31 ERA for the Blue Jays last season.
Between Soriano, Ramirez and Lilly, the Cubs have committed $251 million dollars this off-season.