After signing their lucrative off-season contracts this week, new Chicago acquisitions Carlos Pena of the Cubs and Adam Dunn of the White Sox have come together on a friendly wager to celebrate their new city.
The Cubs made their first noteworthy signing Tuesday night by inking Rays free agent 1B Carlos Pena to a one-year, $10 million deal. However, GM Jim Hendry quickly regretted the deal after being reminded Pena's .196 batting average last year was terrible.
Many fans are railing on the Cubs for spending $10 million on a one-year contract for .196-hitting Carlos Pena, but the acquisition raises the team batting average five points from last season.
Cubs GM Jim Hendry signed Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Carlos Pena to a one-year $10 million contract despite his .196 batting average last season, which is equal to the blood-alcohol level reached by you and your friends after a fun night of drinking this summer.