Friday, December 29, 2006

Cubs make strong push for Newhan

Thanks to

According to the Baltimore Sun, the Mets and Cubs have made strong offers to Dave Newhan. Newhan, who was not tendered by the Orioles, has a great chance to make both clubs, but will probably have to accept a minor league deal. If he were to join the Cubs, he would could make the roster if they decide to send Ronny Cedeno to Triple A Iowa to play regularly. Although, he is almost guaranteed a spot on the Mets roster, assuming the Mets look to trading for a pitcher. Newhan, who batted .252 with 4 HR and 18 RBI will most likely decide after the New Year.

This is curious to me. But of course if he is just signed to a minor league deal with the chance to make it to the big leagues I really dont have a problem with it. He is a lefty bat, but not a stolen base threat or a HR threat. Im not sure why we do have intrest unless we get him for really cheap and he doesnt have a guareented spot on the ML team. He looked good in 04 but anything before or after wasent a big deal. If they start him in center over Pie or Jones I will be pissed!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Reviewing Floyd?

This according to

The Cubs are reviewing Cliff Floyd's medical records one last time before finalizing a one year, incentive base contract. A deal is most likely to be finalized this weekend. Floyd batted .244 with 11 HR and 44 RBI. He will most likely platoon with Matt Murton in left field.

This is really nothing new, they have been reviewing his medical record for weeks now. I hope he signs soon, he would be a great player off the bench and could be good in case the Murton project doesnt work out. He is a great gamble, he could put up .285 with 20-25 hr next year if heathy. A 1 year with 6 million dollar contract and 3 million being incentives would be reasonable. Either way I like the idea of Floyd being a cub.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Rumors....Rumors...and more Rumors...

Its now time for another addition for Rumors.. Rumors.. and more Rumors.. I guess rumors never rest so here are my unfound rumors i have been emailed to me or posted on my site that i would like to share with you.( note: These are unfound rumors, which means there are no links or anything supporting them.. but hey this is a rumor site and i like to put up the emails my devoted readers send to me; and sometimes there even right!) Here they are-

1. Juan Rivera gets his leg broken in winter ball, there is alot of rumors going around that he wont be ready for the season, so the angels are looking for a corner outfielder to put up like numbers with Rivera... Can anyone say Jones??? This has been emailed to me 3 times in 2 days and is getting alot of hype on the message boards.. One said that Figgins for Jones( I would do that in a heartbeat!!) The other said Figgins for Jones and Guzman( which i would also do in a heartbeat!!) These trades make alot of sense on both sides, the Angels need a power hitting outfielder and the cubs have a displeased Dusty supporter who wants out of town.. Not to mention he only makes like 4 mill next year.. The cubs in turn need a defensive minded Cf who is a lefty, has speed and can hit in the #2 hole and Figgins fits that perfectly.. but why would the Angels give up Figgins, well they cant use him in left field. he doesnt have enough power and he cant play center because they just paid Matthews 10 mil a year to play there.. so this trade would make perfect sense.. now does it to the GMs??? who knows..

2. This one im putting in here for pure enjoyment.. some one said Griffey for Prior and Marshall.. Thats to funny!!! trade one DL for another DL and a young pitcher???? i dont think so!!!

3. Finally the last one.. This came out of nowhere.. This unknown person says Pie, Marmol, and Moore fo Raul Ibanez.. he is a great player and i wouldnt mind this trade if they took out Pie and inserted Jones... check out his stats- i have always loved Ibanez.. good defender.. and a power lefty bat... If Jim pulled that off it would be a unreal

That does it for this addition of my unfound rumors.. i hoped you enjoyed it!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

My computer sucks!!!

Sorry for not updating my site recently... my computer is about to hit rock bottom... i will hopefully fix the problem soon!!! Thanks to the in laws for letting me use there awesome computer.

No new updates but will try to update if i hear anything!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!! Go Cubs!!!!!