Chicago Cubs: Has Rebuilding Already Begun?

May 9, 2010 by  

If you've been paying any attention to the Cubs recently, you probably have a pretty good idea about the current state of their roster.

Eight players (Alfonso Soriano, Carlos Zambrano, Aramis Ramirez, Kosuke Fukudome, Derrek Lee, Ryan Dempster, Ted Lilly, and Carlos Silva) are making over $10 million, combining for $113.625 million this season alone. Seven of those players either have no trade clauses or 10/5 protection rights.

Soriano, Lee, and Fukudome are 34 years old; Dempster and Lilly are 33; Ramirez and Silva are 31; and Zambrano is 28.

Then there's John Grabow, 31, who is making $3.75 million this season; Xavier Nady, 31, who is making $3.3 million; and Marlon Byrd, 32, who is making $3 million.

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