Thursday, August 09, 2007

Cubs won claim for Shannon Stewart. Aram out for a couple games.

thanks to my readers and

Several people have emailed me regarding a Bruce Levine report today on ESPN 1000. It seems the Cubs may have won a waiver claim on Shannon Stewart, meaning the two teams have 48.5 hours to work out a trade.
The 33 year-old outfielder is having a solid year by his standards and has managed to stay healthy. But with a .401 SLG, he doesn't add much pop to the currently punchless Cubs squad. I would imagine Stewart will be a Type B free agent, lessening the quality of the player going to Oakland in return.

Besides his health, Stewart has been great. Hitting .298 with a .360 OBP in 102 games. He has 9 homers and hitting well against both lefties and righties. I shouldn't cost much to get him so this is not a bad move if it goes thru.


More bad news. The cubs may have lost another bat. Aram was will fly back to chicago Thursday to get his right wrist examined. This would be the biggest blow to the cubs!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

when soriano got hurt the cubs took on some water.. now with ram out they are listing badly.. need some pop..they are getting hard to watch even though they are still only 1 game behind the brewers