On December 19, 2001 — Free agent Moises Alou (.331, 27, 108) signs a $27 million, three-year deal with the Cubs. The former Astro All-Star’s presence in the Chicago line-up, along with Fred McGriff and Sammy Sosa, will give the team a fearsome 3-4-5 threesome. The Cubs sign also trade OF Michael Tucker to the Royals in exchange for a player to be named.

Alou will pan out well for the Cubs, hitting .283 over 3 seasons. Alou had his best year in 2004 when he hit 39 home runs and the Cub’s were famously so close to meeting the Red Sox in the 2004 World Series. Alou, was the outfielder that had his catch interfered with by Steve Bartman.

 


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