Cotts signs with Cubs… with a “Glass Half Full” Incentive

Lefty Neal Cotts who was acquired from the White Sox, signed a deal with the Cubs yesterday. The deal was for $825,000 for one year.

A lot of negative press was made over Hendry’s signings of Ted Lilly and Jason Marquis for mucho millions of bucks. My take is that the Cotts deal will be one of the overlooked ones this off-season. Yes, Cotts had an down year in 2006. But he’s a quality lefty who Hendry got for a decent price.

Unless I miss my guess, Hendry is planning on putting Cotts in the rotation. In 2003, the last time he started, he was 9-7 with a 2.16 ERA. So he can get the job done from the rotation.

And you gotta like Cotts’ optimism. He has a World Series MVP incentive in his new contract.

As a Cub fan, I would to love see it.

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