Monday, November 13, 2006

Lilly, Jay Payton, and Kei Igawa Cubs?

The cubs rumors and news keep on coming! The cubs have made contact and are showing intrest in plenty of players. Some mentioned in the past are Schmidt(which seems as a lost cause to me because he already stated he want to stay on the west coast, preferrably Seattle or the giants), Batista(good #4 or#5 pitcher), Soriano( and for obvious reasons), Padailla( will cost 10 mill but would be an effect #3 starter), Matthews Jr.(good glove, decent last year.. might be a trap tho), J.D. Drew( good bat, rbi machine, left handed, injury pron), and many others. but here are 3 more you can add to the list. enjoy!
The Cubs still want to add two starting pitchers, and free-agent left-hander Ted Lilly appears to be one of their principal targets. The team has made early contact with Lilly's agent, Larry O'Brien, who describes the Cubs as an "intriguing" possibility.

According to KNBR radio in San Francisco the Cubs have made an offer to free agent outfielder Jay Payton, it is said to be a three yeardeal, no dollar figure was given.This is from the espn boards. With Lou saying he wanted a strong bench, i find this one easy to believe.

According to espn 1000 today the cubs are going to bid heavily on lefty Kei Igawa, were not talking the 20 mil we bid for matz but are expected to make the biggest push for him. Our scouts have gave great reviews and from his video on i tend to agree. He is expected to be posted by friday so we will see