Non-Tender Loving Care: Two Cast-Offs the Chicago Cubs Could Use

December 14, 2009 by  

At the passing of Saturday's deadline for teams to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players, 25 teams chose, instead, to release one or more players. In total, 39 new names landed in the free agent pool.

Except in the cases of really miserable teams like Kansas City, Oakland, and Washington, these players will not be central pieces of any contender.

There are a handful of guys, however, who stand a chance to be solid contributors in part-time roles with good teams.

Among these, two make very good sense for the Chicago Cubs, who can use the pool of non-tendered talent to beef up their currently thin bench and bullpen.

Jonny Gomes, who made just over half a million dollars last season on a minor league ...

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