According to James Renwick of Inside the Ivy, "the Cubs have all but finalized a deal that will bring the shortstop to Chicago for the next five years, with a mutual option for a sixth year. The source told ITI that the deal could pay Furcal as much as $100 million including the sixth year and "significant performance bonuses" that included winning a batting title, the stolen base title, and a bonus if he plays in 150 games for each of the first three years of his contract."
$100 miilion? I can't believe this is accurate, but heck, it is the holiday season. We'll keep you posted on breaking developments.