According to ESPN-1000, the Cubs picked up Todd Walker's option today. I believe the number was $2.5 million. This makes some sense. That is not a bad price for a second sacker that can hit.
Still, I don't really expect the Cubs to have Walker on Opening Day 2006. Signing Walker, gives Jim Hendry some flexibility in the trade market this winter. All of baseball can afford Walker and he hits.
I don't care for the guys defense. I can't stand the fact that he's always looking for a camera, cell phone, tape recorder or writer to make a comment. I hope Hendry deals him.