The Cubs signed former Met’s star Cliff Floyd to a one-year, three million dollar incentive heavy contract. Floyd, a Chicago native, batted just .244 in 97 games last year.
On July 18, 2006 Floyd was part of a recording setting game at Wrigley Field where he hit a grandslam (first of two hit in that inning, Carlos Beltran hit the second). He later homered again. The Mets won that game 13-7. It was a game that pretty much summed up the Cubs in 2006.
In other news, the Cubs released Glendon Rusch from the team on Thursday. Rusch, who’s 2006 season was cut short by a blod clot in his left lung, compiled a 60-94 and 5.01 ERA in his nine year career.
I’m iffy on Floyd, but he is a left handed bat. As for Rusch, I never did care for him as a pitcher and grumbled when the Cub signed him in 2005. However, I wish him well and a speedy recovery.