With the arbitration deadline looming, the Cubs agreed to 1-year deals with all but one arbitration eligible player. The lone “outcast” is Cubs ace Matt Garza. Garza went 10-10 with a nifty 3.32 ERA in his 1st season with the Cubs during the 2011 MLB season. He left 7 additional games with the lead, but came away without a victory after the bullpen blew his outings. Garza has asked for $12.5 million while the Cubs countered with $7.95 million. Look for Garza to make between $9-10 million for the 2012 MLB campaign.
Geovany Soto will make $4.3 million in 2012.
Jeff Baker will make $1,375,000 million in 2012.
Blake DeWitt will make $1.1 million in 2012.
Ian Stewart will make $2,237,500 million in 2012.
Randy Wells will make $2,705,000 million in 2012.
Chris Volstad will make $2,655,000 million in 2012.
We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything new on the Garza front…