This whole thread is about Marmol's stats THIS YEAR. I haven't payed much attention to baseball this year, but I'm pretty sure the post season hasn't happened yet. There's a difference between signing free agents like everyone (except the Titans) does, and throwing more money at them than other teams can offer. The Cubs traded for Lee and you can tell your argument is weak by citing Ryan Dempster, Ted Lilly, and Milton Bradley as big free agent signings. I'm not bitter and you keep mentioning the ownership of the Cubs that hasn't even been in place for half a season. I rechecked my numbers and $201 million is definitely a lot more than $134 million.