Thursday, March 22, 2007

Jones to Tigers? Arod article links and Zambrano's multi year deal

This according to

The Tigers are likely including Marcus Thames in any trade discussions as they look for left-hand help in the bullpen and outfield. But most teams will be inclined to go with players already in camp as they form their 25-man rosters.
Thames, like Durbin, will find that he is not the only player on the block. And one of those available players, Jacque Jones of the Cubs, might be an answer for the Tigers as they hunt for left-hand outfield and bench help.
Jones, however, will make $4 million this season and $5 million in 2008. The Tigers will no doubt decide that Jones salary is better off being Chicagos responsibility.

This is absurd. First off all we will not just give Jones away let alone pay his contract. I bet we keep Jones and why not he hits 285 with 25 home runs a year. You just don't give that kind of player away.


Here is a couple of articles on Arod if anyone wants to read them-

According to the Suntimes-

ON ZAMBRANO TALKS: Hendry and pitcher Carlos Zambrano's agent, Barry Praver, talked Tuesday at Hendry's office, and Praver said he expects they'll talk again this week as they try to work out a possible five-year contract extension for the Cubs ace.


The Final Roster Spot-

NO NEED FOR TRADE: Piniella said he told general manager Jim Hendry Wednesday morning that he doesn't see any need to make a trade to help the Cubs bench -- the only place where a job remains open in camp.
''I don't really think that we need to go out and do anything unless he really thinks he can improve our team,'' the manager said. ''I'm comfortable with all the pieces that we have here, and we can make it work with what we have here, and leave with a good baseball team and all the components in place.''
That includes young middle infielder Ronny Cedeno, who looked good at the plate Wednesday and, playing shortstop, made a spectacular barehand catch of a bad hop of a Sammy Sosa grounder and threw out Sosa at first.
''I've been very comfortable with seeing the progress Cedeno's made in camp,'' said Piniella, who also has veteran infielder Tomas Perez and versatile outfielder Angel Pagan battling for the final bench spot. ''He's worked hard. We've asked him to do a few things both offensively and defensively and he's responded.''

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