One rival executive thinks the Cubs are playing the "waiting game," hoping the price will come down on free agent outfielder Bobby Abreu. Insiders believe the hold up with the Cubs deal is the amount of years Bradley wants despite how injury-prone he is. The Cubs are looking for a lefty power hitter who is above average defensively, and have targeted Abreu, Bradley, and Adam Dunn. Abreu has stated his interest in the Cubs, and the Cubs have had some contact with his agents, but his price was too steep at the time.
The price for the top outfielders on the market is between 10-12 million dollars annually. According to sources, teams are waiting to see if the price will get to 8-9 million before getting serious.
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