Yes, the Cubs are screwed. None of the interested teams are going to move on Sosa until Beltran signs unless the Cubs bend over and say, "Please give me another, sir."
So it's sort of a catch-22? Cubs can't sign Beltran until Sosa is gone, but Cubs can't get rid of Sosa until Beltran signs. Geez, we are cursed...
THat sucks because I'd love to see Patterson, Beltran, and Hollandsworth out there on opening day. Speaking of, anyone heard anything about Hollandsworth resigning?