When I said Tuesday the Cubs would get a sweet deal in return for Zambrano I wasn’t talking about Kie Igawa, who apparently was the return piece, offered by the Yankees.
Igawa is 31-years-old with a career 6.66 ERA in just 16 major league games. Not to mention, he missed all of ’09 throwing in the minor leagues.
Reportedly, however, the Cubs were still interested in eating the $8 million left on Igawa’s contract. Eh? To even think Igawa is the tipping point for such a deal is incredulous.