Lilly At $44 Million?

Will Carroll is reporting mostly a lack of action in the early going in Orlando, but does have a tidbit concerning Ted Lilly: the asking price seems to be $11MM annually.  Personally, I would not be surprised if Lilly gets $12MM annually if he waits out Barry Zito

Or who knows, maybe the Cubs will go five years on him to seal the deal quickly.  Not sure why people were balking at giving Vicente Padilla four guaranteed years but think it’s just fine for Lilly.

UPDATE, 11:40pm:  Lilly’s agent will speak to the Cubs, Giants, Yankees, Blue Jays, and Mariners on Tuesday.  And now the Globe and Mail mentions that Lilly’s agent will approach the Padres.




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