Chicago Cubs Sign Carlos Pena: Can the First Baseman Really Make a Difference?

December 8, 2010 by  

It's official: The Chicago Cubs have signed left-handed first baseman Carlos Pena to a one-year, $10 million deal, something that will likely make a lot of Cubs fans happy and confused at the same time.

While this certainly isn't a long-term fix, considering that Pena is 33, the Cubs could really benefit from his services for the year.

For one, he easily tops the other two true first basemen on the roster (Micah Hoffpauir and Xavier Nady) with 28 home runs and 84 RBI in 484 at-bats, a fairly impressive mark. Pena is also still a Gold Glove-c...

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