Teddy Bear?

Though the Blue Jays aren't willing to let lefty Ted Lilly leave without a fight, there's already an offer on the table that would bring Lilly to Yankees West, i.e., the free-spending Cubs.

No specifics have been made public, but cubs.com reports Lilly is looking for something like the 4 yr/$37.5MM deal Jarrod Washburn signed last year with Seattle.

Lilly is a veteran of eight seasons and four teams including the Jays, who felt compelled to keep him around the longest--three years.

He won a career high 15 games last season in Toronto, was a All-Star in '04, and only twice in eight years has he allowed more hits than innings pitched and then, just barely.

Also, he knows how to gag on an 8-run lead and then beat up his manager.

Lou Piniella, take note.


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