I have to admit, I was still a little curious about the Cubs and Rich Aurilia. Curious as in "why would they do that?". Well, looks like the Giants are making a play to keep the veteran corner infielder:
In a bid to add infield depth, the Giants have offered a minor-league contract to Rich Aurilia worth about $1 million if he makes the team. Aurilia, who just completed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Giants, would provide a right-handed alternative at first base to left-handers Travis Ishikawa or John Bowker against lefty pitchers.
Right-handed hitting first-baseman.
That assumes the Giants do not add third baseman Joe Crede, which would result in Pablo Sandoval playing first base. KPIX television reported the Giants have offered Crede a one-year deal.
Does this mean I still have to worry about Jim Hendry trying to sign Aurilia? Especially since moving Cedeno could supposedly trigger the Cubs to make the signing? Even though Aurilia wouldn't be there to play short (per Ken Rosenthal)?