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Cubs agree to $136M deal with Soriano

Updated: November 21, 2006, 12:45 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHICAGO -- Memo to the National League. The Chicago Cubs mean business.

The team without a World Series title since 1908 has tackled the offseason with a fury and landed Alfonso Soriano, one of the game's top offensive players, Monday.

Soriano agreed to an eight-year contract with Chicago. Multiple media outlets reported the deal is worth about $136 million.

General manager Jim Hendry earlier had made it clear that the Cubs, who finished 66-96 last season for last ...

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