CHICAGO (AP) A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with right-hander Edwin Jackson.
The Cubs did not simply have money leftover after losing the Anibal Sanchez sweepstakes.
The Cubs dont have a true Plan B after losing out on Anibal Sanchez, in that they dont see any other free agent on the market worth that kind of commitment.
Updated: 10:45 p.m.
All along, Theo Epstein said the Cubs were going to wait for the right player at the right time before making a splash in free agency.