Sunday, January 14, 2007

Cubs may trade Jones to Pirates

Check out the tidbit at

If the Cubs are serious about movie OF Jacque Jones, Pittsburgh is the most likely destination. The Pirates are looking to add a left handed bat and are willing to trade either Chris Duffy or Nate McLouth. The trade would work well for the Pirates because of Jones' familiarity with the NL Central, while the Cubs would get a year, two tops, out of either Duffy or McLouth. Cubs top prospect Felix Pie is expected to take over in center field in 2008, so it is possible that the player the Cubs get would get the full time job in '07, and platoon with Pie in '08.
The Pirates have re-upped their offers to Brian Lawrence and Tomo Ohka, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. The Cubs continue to talk with Cliff Floyd and are working to avoid arbitration with Mark Prior and Will Ohman, before starting with Carlos Zambrano. Cubs GM Jim Hendry said he plans to talk with Zambrano's agent before Spring Training.

This is intresting, I tend to believe Jones is worth more than McLouth or Duffy. They both have average stats and play OK defense in center. They are Left handed which is a plus and are a better option than Erstad or Finley but I tend to think like i have said that Jones or Pie could take over center for the cubs next year. But here are there stats-

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Im glad Hendry is still talking to Floyd, he would be a great addition to the cubs. I also think he is going at Prior and Ohman the right way that, get them out of the way so you can devote your time to signing Big Z.

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